Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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My Actual 60th

On my actual 60th about 10 days ago now, I had plans for mid afternoon onwards ... but nothing before that. So I decided to walk into Exeter, had a MacD's (my first in ages!), and then walked round the museum, and spent some time in the Cathedral.

The Royal Albert Museum is a confused place ... lots of exhibits, but some very unusual groupings. With Covid there is a one way system ... but I still managed to get lost!

I do love the Cathedral ... starated in 1107, and finished by 1400 (and survived the bombings of WWII). It is a stunning building with the longest uninterrupted medieval vaulted ceiling in the world, at about 96 m (315 ft).[5]



The Royal Albert Museum ... Prince Albert, in the main hall
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See what I mean about random collections -
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Those hands are huge -
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Made for the museum -
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Love this glass jug, made in AD 100  (Exeter was under Roman occupation)
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The Cathedral -
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The 18-metre-high (59 ft) bishop's throne in the choir was made from Devon oak between 1312 and 1316;
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The long nave -
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The minstrels' gallery in the nave dates to around 1360 and is unique in English cathedrals
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Tags: camera, cathedral, exeter, museum, my60th
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