Sunday, 10 July 2011

Monday Doorways, Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs.

The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.

Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated.

Inspired by a post by Eric Tenin of a Parisian doorway, «Louis» began posting on Mondays photos he had taken of doorways in Paris.To participate click on
Monday Doorways or on the logo in the sidebar.

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Brenda said...

Oh I love this post. I want to join in on some of these memes. I also enjoy seeing your family photo on your sidebar Wil.

Kay said...

That is certainly a beautiful door and one steeped in history.

George said...

I enjoyed seeing your pictures of the abbey. I was there many years ago, and the magnificence was amazing.

Indrani said...

Beautiful facade.

Arkansas Patti said...

I am always so impressed by any building still standing from the 12hundreds and still being magnificent. We might have some Indian mounds that old. Our country is such an infant.

Lesley said...

These old churches certainly had heavy, substantial doors!

Barbara Martin said...

The old architecture of cathedrals has always fascinated me. Westminster Abbey is a prime example.