May 27th, 2016
One of the places we went to was the town of Arundel. (Just a little side note, I could not think of why that name sounded so familiar; then I realized I love the movie Frozen way too much.)
I would just like to say that I loved being there. I don't know if it was the large beautiful stone castle and cathedral found within it, the views, the peaceful feeling, or just the overall atmosphere, but I loved it. (It also reminded me of Far Far Away from Shrek, but enough of my side notes.)
I was really excited to go into the Arundel Cathedral. I have a fascination with cathedrals and churches in general. I just think they are so beautiful and architecturally amazing. It blows my mind how detailed and extravagant each structure is. I love how peaceful and quiet they are, you feel the need to whisper and just look in awe at everything around you. I would love to someday have the funds to be able to travel the world and see/photograph as many cathedrals as possible.
The style of the cathedral is French Gothic and looks absolutely beautiful on the outside.
I’ve been to a few cathedrals and this one was my favourite that I’ve been to thus far. Luckily, we got there during the golden hours. The sun was coming through the windows in thick rays, making everything look golden. It was really beautiful and peaceful. We were the only people there (apart from a couple who came in for a few minutes at the same time we did). It was quiet and calm; and I couldn't help but smile.
As you walk in, the first thing you see is the alter and many stained glass windows leading all the way up to the ceiling. Each window was so detailed and beautifully coloured. I got to the centre of the aisle and stopped to look around at everything. Then I turned around and looked up at the most beautiful part of the cathedral; which was a large circular stained glass window overlooking the organ and its golden and red pipes. It literally took my breath away.
We took our time looking at every detail and I couldn't help but think about how much time and patience it would have taken to build something like this. It's something that is never built nowadays. And then you start to wonder how they would go about actually making all the details and planning how it would potentially look when it was finished.
This was definitely one of my top highlights being in England. It was truly breathtaking and seeing it in person was amazing. The photos don't do it justice.
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