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    Posted: 18 March 2014 at 21:58
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Durham is a City steeped in history, sitting on the banks of the River Wear and famed for it's monumental cathedral and associated castle. It is also the home of a fine University and was, at one time, close to where we lived for 4 years. A fine City with wonderful people, I hope the following does it justice:

1. Welcome to the Cathedral



2. Cathedral Cloisters



3. Riverside Lodging



4. Weir on the Wear



5. Boathouse



6. School Colours



7. With Apologies to the Scots



8. Imposing Entrance



9. My Gate....



10. Faces Long Forgotten



Thanks for looking and kind regards, Neil.
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Beautiful and evocative ..... more please, including the cathedral interiors.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2014 at 22:35
Ah - yes; the Cathedral interiors.

I'm afraid all I can do here is to point you in the direction of The Cathedral home page and some more images from Images from Durham. The reason for this is that absolutely no photography of any kind is allowed in the Cathedral - not even with a 'pass' as happens in many of the UK Cathedrals now. It is such a shame that the grandeur of this place cannot be more effectively shared.

Kind regards, Neil.

PS - Yes; I did take my life in my hands with the Cloisters shot!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 00:09
Neil, maybe you could sneak in after 'closing time' and take a few pics for their website

I visited Durham just once, a long time ago. These pics remind me of what I saw so you must have caught 'the essence of Durham'. It's a bit more interesting than Leighton Buzzard!!!


I like the cobbled street pics and also the corridor shot. As ever, I might prefer a little contrast bump but I'm sure these pics are actually quite lifelike.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 02:53
    Neil,
    This prohibition on photography is madness! It doesn't hurt anything or anyone, particularly if flash is not allowed. I can understand them preserving the sanctity of services by banning it while they are being conducted, but at other times??

    I have often photographed interiors of cathedrals, mosques, synagogues, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh temples in numerous places around the world, sometimes purchasing a ticket for the privilege, but more often absolutely freely when services were not in progress. Including many major Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque cathedrals elsewhere in the UK, and throughout France and Italy.

    Such a shame.
    Anyway, your photos of the rest of Durham are a pleasure to see.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 07:59
    You've distilled the essence of the city, Neil, showing some of the lovely details as well as a couple of oft photographed but irresistible river views. The cloisters shot is my favourite here, the absence of people emphasises the mood of peace and tranquility. I have some Durham shots too, but posted them before this city series began, it's a dilemma whether or not to post the same photos twice.
     



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    Post Options Post Options   Quote berlin steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 08:10
    Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

    You've distilled the essence of the city, Neil, showing some of the lovely details as well as a couple of oft photographed but irresistible river views. The cloisters shot is my favourite here, the absence of people emphasises the mood of peace and tranquility. I have some Durham shots too, but posted them before this city series began, it's a dilemma whether or not to post the same photos twice.


    Come on Alan, post them again- and compliment the great start Neil has done with his shots. You know you want to

    Neil, I have to agree- nice shots. I updated the index page to link to this thread too. Thanks for you contribution.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 08:31
    OK Steve!

    1. The bishop of Durham blessing the city.



    2. The canon with the Canon



    3. City street



    4. Prebends Bridge



    5. Durham market



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    Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 09:26
    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for those additions - they sum up other aspects of Durham perfectly! Love the bridge - pushed children in pushchairs across that one too many times of a Sunday afternoon - and the City Street shot is just lovely; loose the figure in the frame and that modern 'No Parking' sign in the background (and TV ariel!) and it could be any time over the last 100 years or so. Good people shots around the Cathedral (see you didn't get in and get any pictures either!). I must admit the Cloisters shot in mine was taken very much 'covertly' and much to my wife's dismay...

    As for the last shot - sums up the nature and the vocabulary of the region perfectly!

    Thanks for reposting these and fine additions they make as well.

    Best regards, Neil.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2014 at 09:50
    Great set from both contributors (so far...). Love to see more.
    Surely someone will get a permit to take some Durham cathedral interiors photos one day, if only ...
    I remember studying it as an architecture student - one of the great Romanesque designs and structures of all time.

    Must say as an enthusiast for travel and photography I really enjoy browsing through, and contributing to, this "Show Us: Cities ..." thread.
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