Ely Cathedral, The 'Ship of the Fens'

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    Ely Cathedral, the Ship of the Fens. So described as at one time this huge cathedral was visible from far across the fens, and its shape likened to that of a ship. Now with housing all around it it is a job to get a photo without other man made objects in the frame, none the less a beautiful place to visit. If only the planning departments would look at what they are doing before doing it.

    richardr, SBA73, pe_ha45, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. shotzy 69 months ago | reply

      What an incredible building. They just don't make these types of structures anymore.

    2. billnbenj 69 months ago | reply

      What a magnificent piece of architecture. A truly majestic and inspiring sight.

    3. Paul_Wheeler 69 months ago | reply

      Magnificent shot! Have a great weekend, Tony!

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    4. Corwin's Trumps 69 months ago | reply

      You did a great job minimizing the number of distractions in the scene!

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    5. richardr 69 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

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    6. Heaven`s Gate (John) 69 months ago | reply

      super photo -- I visited this wonderful location in the rain recently !
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    7. SBA73 69 months ago | reply

      Wonderful view!!

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    8. saintinexile 69 months ago | reply

      great shot & very true. seen in 1-2-3 History

    9. pe_ha45 68 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful cathedral!

    10. Tracy Edgar Fine Art Fotografie 67 months ago | reply

      shots like this make me want to come back to the UK - SO badly. i adore these beautiful architectural masterpieces - their history is so fascinating. I really envy you for living where you do. :)

    11. Deltakap 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called William the Conqueror, and we'd love to have this photo added to the group!

      Guillaume le Conquérant

    12. Boxley 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Below sea level, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. mdoughty68 45 months ago | reply

      it is truly an amazing cathedral that i used to live down the road from

    14. Pagoo! 31 months ago | reply

      Nicely done.

    15. JDavid Jenkins 21 months ago | reply

      classic. and excuse me but I've borrowed it ... www.chilibdems.co.uk ... I trust that this is OK.

    16. paulrob86 15 months ago | reply

      This is simply stunning, an instant Favourite.

    17. trebort2011 4 months ago | reply

      An awe inspiring sight. A truly spectacular Cathedral. I've also been past it on the train - and got goosebumps! Once you've seen Ely you never forget it. You can't say that about alot of cathedrals.

    18. trebort2011 4 months ago | reply

      ...not that any cathedral could be described as bad! ...it's just that many do look alike, which cannot be said about Ely.

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