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#3936: West Facade Sculptures

Photo 3936: West Facade Sculptures - Exeter Cathedral

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Photo ID
3936
Credit
Title
West Facade Sculptures
Caption
Sculptures on the Decorated Gothic image screen covering the west front of Exeter Cathedral, begun in the 1340s and completed nearly a century later. The screen features three tiers of very weathered sculptures, which include the rulers Alfred, Athelstand, Canute, Willliam the Conqueror and Richard II. The sculptures are informal and lively, sitting cross-legged in apparent conversation. The images were originally brightly painted. One downside to the fine-looking screen is that it covers up the bottom part of the west window. Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England.
Geotag
50.722506° N, 3.529948° W
Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100