St. Mary & St. Nicholas Church, Wilton, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
The church in Wilton is a fantastic 'Italianate' church built between 1841 and 1844 at the instigation of the Countess of Pembroke and her younger son Baron Herbert of Lea. Inside is a magnificence of colour with marble imported from Italy but outside is classic Romanesque architecture. Here is one of the side entrances to the church, a colonnaded walkway with classic highly decorated archways. Beautiful.
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England
The magnificent choir at Salisbury Cathedral is a masterpiece in mirrored design. There are subtle differences but it look almost like a trick of processing where one side is flipped to create the other. Imagine how many years of the craftsmen’s lives went into creating such detail many centuries ago.
Salisbury cathedral seems to me to be quite different to other cathedrals. Despite being dedicated in the year 1258 it seems to be much more modern than cathedrals of that time, perhaps because of the materials used such as the granite floors and the brick linings to the ceilings. In this particular photograph the altar cloth is thoroughly modern adding to modern feel.