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#3946: West Facade Detail

Photo 3946: West Facade Detail - Exeter Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
3946
Credit
Title
West Facade Detail
Caption
The magnificent west front of Exeter Cathedral is dominated by a Decorated Gothic image screen begun in the 1340s and completed nearly a century later. It 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