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Good Morning Everyone,

I know that some members were disappointed at not seeing more of Norwich Cathedral from the chosen bridge view, that I showed yesterday. I loved using the bridge but ... that is art, what some like, others dislike.

Anyway, here is a more complete view of Norwich Cathedral.

I have had to amend my notes, thanks to the intrepid sleuth, Ike. He tried to find the cathedral on Google Maps and found a different building!

On further research, I found there were two cathedrals in Norwich: one Church of England and the other Catholic.
The building which I have photographed and described is the Catholic Cathedral and not the C of E Cathedral.

It is a difficult building to photograph being by a busy road and, the weather was also unhelpful. How I would have loved to photograph this with a bright, blue sky as a backcloth.

The cathedral, located on Unthank Road, was constructed between 1882 and 1910 to designs by George Gilbert Scott, Jr. as a parish church dedicated to John the Baptist, on the site of the Norwich City Gaol. The funds for its construction were provided by Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk. He funded it as a generous gift to the Catholics of Norwich as a sign of thanksgiving for his first marriage to Lady Flora Abney-Hastings - Wiki

It is the second largest Roman Catholic cathedral in England, the largest being Westminster Cathedral. It is one of two cathedrals in the city of Norwich, the other being the Church of England Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, begun in the Norman style in 1096.

I will add a second photograph showing how the cathedral appears as you approach it.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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