19 February 2011

Empty

Currently the nave of the cathedral is clear of pews, so it really is standing room only for the next 10 days until they return! Click here to see here's how it normally looks.

18 comments:

  1. My goodness... What a difference a pew makes.

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  2. Quite nice to see the bare bones of the cathedral without the trappings.
    Maybe it will be a good (one-time) experience for the worshipers to stand during a service like Eastern Orthodox Christians do.

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  3. It's nice to see it in its simple state sometimes

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  4. Do tourists have to pay to come in and look around and take pictures?

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  5. Unfortunately yes! If you just want to look around it's £6 or about $9, we have an annual pass. But if you say you are just coming into pray then it's free! Not sure how they 'police' this - maybe if they see you looking around too much whilst praying?!

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  6. Such a difference from the previous photo in December. I like that bit of history.

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  7. My legs would get tired standing on that hard floor without a bench during a worship service! Great photo!

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  8. Impressive. It looks great empty.

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  9. Lovely photos, I can imagine the atmosphere in the cathedral.

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  10. It's an impressive place. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I think the book shop is lovely and I would like to go in and the church with no pews is very impressive.

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  12. You can just go in and pray you won't get caught snapping pictures, then you won't technically be lying ;-)

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  13. I love the answer from SDP, great thought. My local church when I was a student was Canterbury cathedral and I used to drop in to services quite often, my girlfriend was a good churchgoer. I really disliked the idea of stumping up. Leeds photography

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  14. Yes it is a bit galling to have to pay, they do always seem to be working on the building so I'm sure it doesn't go to waste.

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  15. We were told it needed an income of many thousands a day just to keep going. If you turn up at the right time for evensong, you don't have to pay, but if you start wandering around during a service a church steward will lead you firmly to a seat, even if you are at the far end and being very quiet.

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  16. Yes it is a church first & a tourist attraction 2nd, but I guess the tourist bit well bring in the most money

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