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#3967: Transept Crossing from Octagon

Photo 3967: Transept Crossing from Octagon - Ely Cathedral

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Photo ID
3967
Credit
Title
Transept Crossing from Octagon
Caption
A vertigo-inducing view of the nave and transept crossing from the Octagon. The Norman crossing was mostly destroyed when the tower fell down in 1322. Bishop Hotham paid for the choir to be rebuilt, then worked with the abbey's prior and sacrist to devise a unique solution for the crossing. The central pillars were removed and the side arches were set back at 45 degrees to form an octagon rather than a square.
Geotag
52.398629° N, 0.263404° E
Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600