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#3970: Octagon

Photo 3970: Octagon - Ely Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
3970
Credit
Title
Octagon
Caption
Exterior of Ely Cathedral's unique Octagon tower. The original Norman crossing tower fell down in 1322. Bishop Hotham worked with the abbey's prior and sacrist to devise a unique solution for the crossing, which was completed in 1340. The Octagon lantern is covered in lead and weighs 200 tons.
Geotag
52.398629° N, 0.263404° E
Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100