The next stop on our 1994 vacation to England was to Salisbury, England – where we visited Salisbury Cathedral shown here in this photo.
It was a beautiful day to tour Salisbury Cathedral and to spend the day doing a little sightseeing around the town of Salisbury too.
Construction of Salisbury Cathedral was begun in the year 1220, and the cathedral has the highest spire in the UK at 404 feet – which is amazingly thin and delicate – towering over the center of the cathedral.
It amazes me to think that almost 800 years ago, this cathedral – and many others like it across Europe – were constructed by hand without the use of modern technology to assist them.
The artisans and craftsmen that built this cathedral and others over the centuries, dedicated their entire careers to the cathedral’s amazing construction.
The beautiful quality of their work is self-evident wherever you look at the many amazing details that surround you.
It really is unbelievable that the craftsmen in the year 1220 were able to begin and eventually complete this beautiful project with such precision – using simple hand tools.
What I love in this view are the beautiful deep blue stained glass windows on the ground floor – imagine the people’s reactions at seeing them 750 years ago for the first time.
This is a wonderful view of not only the giant Rose Window, but also of the magnificent pipe organ in the choir loft just below the window.
These beautiful stained glass windows reveal a scene with such realism that it is like looking through the window at the actual gathering just outside.
The beautiful lattice work of this window soars ever higher in a delicate and fragile lace work of glass and stone.
David holds the hand of a statue for this picture on the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral – while wearing his favorite Dinosaur shirt.
This beautiful half-timbered building is in excellent condition, with leaded glass windows upstairs and large storefront windows downstairs for the gift store inside.
I’m always a fan of draft horses and carriages, and this team made for a nice photo in front of the half-timbered building across the street.
Boys will be boys, and David couldn’t resist making a face for the camera with all the enthusiasm that he could muster.
This was a nice scene in the town of Salisbury, where the swans and water made for nice contrasts to the shopping area alongside the sidewalk.
This was another nice corner of shops in the town of Salisbury, and our visit to the town was very pleasant indeed.
David relaxes in the grass under the shade of a leafy tree on a summer day in 1994 – which was as nice a day as you could ever hope to find in England.