Gloucester Cathedral

During December we had two different opportunities within one week to visit the Gloucester Cathedral built in 1130, the place of Henry lll’s coronation in 1216, the burial place of King Edward ll and many interesting events through the years. More recently there was some filming of some of the Harry Potter movies done here. A very fascinating experience for us!Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera

The next three show the cloister area where the Harry Potter scenes of the Hogwarts hall were filmed. The fan vaulting on the ceiling was invented here and built with pilgrimage money and is quite amazing!Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera We had to take a picture of these Cathedral Choir Boys, who we heard practice for a few minutes and the sound was heavenly! They attend school here and perform every day.Digital Camera

This is the Quire area (or choir seats), then King Edwards burial place.

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We loved this colorful room, which was what the whole building was before some of the changes. Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera

Our wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide, who was as interested in our role as missionaries here and about Utah as we were about the cathedral. It was so fun for that time we shared together!

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More of the cloister hall with the daylight view.

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The beautiful inner court, still so green. Cheerio!

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