I love to visit Cathedrals.
They are so wonderfully constructed and filled with the work of dedicated craftsmen.
They stand as examples of the best we can build.
Or do they?
Here is a list of ten Cathedrals which did not weather the test of time.
The central tower collapsed in 1107
Flattened by an earthquake,1185
In the foreground are the ruins of the Bishop's Palace.
Tower collapsed in 1220
4 LINCOLN again!
Cathedrals are not just for ceremonials and show.....
Central tower fell down in 1237
Main tower went, 1322
The whole of the south transept went, 1409
There does not seem to be much left!
7 LINCOLN AGAIN!
The statue is of Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Rebuilt central spire
In early spring
Central spire fell through the roof,1660
The statue is of Sir Edward Elgar
West front disintegrated, 1786
Spire collapsed, 1861
For the 12th year in a row, in 2012 the Cathedral Peregrines returned to nest at the Cathedral.
This year they successfully raised another 4 chicks bringing the total of chicks raised to 42!