Day 18 of Europe 2012 Trip: Gloucester

We’re getting really close to the end of the Europe trip. We decided to do some stuff locally as the weather has been a hit or miss. We pretty much spent an afternoon checking out the Gloucester Cathedral. I purchased a photo pass (which I think it’s a great idea to get money to maintain the building), and off I went! I don’t think I could ever get sick of these cathedrals. Every one has so much history and they’re all different. It’s insane how people were able to build these things back then.

It’s so cool how old these flags are. We definitely don’t have that many crazy old flags in Canada.

So much detail.

We got lucky and were able to catch a crypt tour. They were saying how it cost a lot of money transporting stones, so there’s many times where a certain stone would be used for several different locations.

To the sides of this huge stain glass, there’s a hall called the whispering hall. You get someone to stand on each side, and you can whisper something through the hall and be able to hear it loud and clear on the other side. Oh how I love acoustics.

Cloister!

Again… Notice the crazy detail.

We had a bunch of time to kill, so we went for lunch and came back to the cathedral for the tower tour. This was our first time actually going up the bell tower. Stoked!

Halfway up

Here’s the bell!

Now we’re at the top. So awesome! And great views of the city!

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