Saturday, May 29, 2010


We took the train out to see Canterbury and it's very historic Cathedral and old medieval town sites.

Here's the outside of Canterbury Cathedral. The history of the Cathedral goes back the 6th century. But it wasn't until the 12th century that it became a pilgrimage site.

Behind the altar a single lit candle marks the spot of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. According to history, Richard II ordered his death.

Here's a view from the quire down to the apse.

And here's back looking down the nave.

And then outside of town are the ruins of the St. Augustine Abbey that was destroyed under the orders of Henry VIII.

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