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Good Morning Everyone,

Last time, I posted a photograph of the very old and very beautiful Durham Cathedral.

The beauty isn't just external, inside we came upon this amazing cloister. Because the sun was so strong, it created huge light differentials between the inside and the outside of the cloisters, giving excellent silhouettes to the windows.

The Cloister was laid out at about the same time as the Norman Cathedral and completed in the late 12th century. It was remodelled to its present form in the early 15th century.

A cloister is a covered walkway. Originally they were built for the Benedictine monks who lived and worshipped in the monastic priory here.

There would have been glazing and the monks would exercise, teach and study within the walls. This continued until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539.

I will add further photographs of this cloister as workshops.

Have a great day, Bev :-)

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