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Exeter Cathedral by jollyjack Exeter Cathedral by jollyjack
I've never put any stock in religion, but it has motivated people to build some fantastic stuff through the ages.
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you think that's impressive, you should see some of the cathedrals in Bavaria.
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xIceyx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student General Artist
That is awesome.
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Flame-G102 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow
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Matt-in-a-Hat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist
Wait, i live 15mins (or so) away from Exeter and I've never seen thus?!
Shows how much i know about my nearest city...
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MuffyMorrigan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing shot! And oddly reminds me of a whale skeleton I took a picture of tonight. :love:
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TheJonzo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree. Just been to Lincoln cathedral, amazing............got a couple of pics on me profile. :D
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Ianuchu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
that is what I always say
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404HttpError Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Photographer
You are most certainly correct...

That's beautiful.
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tomthefanboy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Oh neat! Their church has a transformer for a priest!
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ivaart113 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed~ nice shot ;)
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MrPyke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
That organ is beautiful! I wonder how it sounds?
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razor-man Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Not being religious myself, I too enjoy the majesty of cathedrals. I live not far from Exeter and in my youth actually sang at mass since I used to be a choir boy. My favourite cathedral is still Durham however...
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matt-mello Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Writer
I went here, this was the top of the 'throne' if I'm not mistaken?
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matt-mello Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Writer
Ah wait I fail, it's the organ.
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matt-mello Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Writer
I went here, this was the top of the 'throne' if I'm not mistaken?
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Amazing structure here. =D
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Archlurps Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
As much as redundant as religion seems nowadays, I can't help but marvel the organs. Or the music that can be played on them. I want one.
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AbominationBurger Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
NO WAI!! You were in Exeter? I live right near there, infact I was there last week :D
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AsariDyaniOutcast Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
OMG when did you come to Exeter?? I live 20 mins away and I've always wanted to meet you!
Unless you dislike random curvy chicks shrieking and glomping you? Might as well ask, just in case! >D
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SkyeCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I was there a month ago ^^
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matthewjoseph Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
word...



always wanted to say that...
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Yeah, if nothing else you have to admire their architecture...
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Jenlinkitty Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes you feel so small when you stand in a cathedral like that. Why I loved travelling through Germany and France. Everything is especially beautiful during Christmas time.
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ewitwins Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Man, for someone who draws more than takes photos, you sure are a damned good photographer :D
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Lypiphera01 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Just looking at that makes me dizzy, lol. :dizzy:
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the best architecture and art is religious, and all the best toys are weaponry. Industry and Science tend to leap forward during wartime.

We should take advantage of this... if we could just have a nice religious war between a few first world countries we could really advance Art, Architecture, Science, and Industry all at once. It's too bad the only countries willing to have a real war based on religion are so small and sandy... the world is missing out on a real opportunity to Level UP.

At least Science and Weaponry are getting a kick out of it all.

It's terrifying (to me, at least) how smoothly the language and logic of Gaming can be applied to the unspeakable horrors of war... it makes me afraid that somewhere there are people in positions of power who actually believe this to be true.
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GhostGlider Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow beautiful! Is that rib-vaulting? If you like novels you should read Pillars of the Earth. They've got some beautiful descriptions about cathedral achitecture <3 Hell, the whole book is about a cathedral!

I really need to get to England and visit a few of these myself >.>
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TomiTapio Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Designed to impress.
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TheArtificer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love pipe organs. I have one myself, though not as grand as that.
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casey64 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Dude, that must be really high! :o
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MallowNinja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The ceiling work is gorgeous. My goodness. *o*
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dinshino Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I'd love to hear the organ play
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dubdotherdain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this. cliche' tunes I'd like to hear... Toccata & Fugue in D- , and Inna-godda-davi-da

... I bet Peter Gunn would sound quite interesting..
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dinshino Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Maybe the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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MallowNinja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. owo
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
construction isn't what it use to be, now adays a few patches of dry wall a couple of staples and a coating of stucko and your done. Back then it was all carved out by hand and took years to finish. The attention to detail was astonishing, builders just don't take pride in their work anymore, its about money and get it built fast fast fast.
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KSchnee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
Lovely piece of architecture, and nice photography.

In a way we often use more primitive construction techniques today, because reinforced concrete and steel allow us to use the "brute force" solution of horizontal (cantilever) beams. Instead, Renaissance architects had to master the Roman arch and expand it into 3D to create these huge open spaces. What we do today is wonderful in its own way, but it's worth appreciating what people achieved back then with lesser materials and tools.
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Aikimoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Yup, people don't care about their work anymore. Back then they saw it as an act of devotion to God and so it deserved the very best they could manage.

Now it's all about profit and deadlines. Explains why so many modern, high profile buildings are ugly as fuck.
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Ninja-arname Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Military style mate, everything's gotta be cheaper, stronger and faster. it's a shame great architecture is dead..
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Heroheart360 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
*whistle* Nice cathedral.
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awash2002 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Cool organ where is the console?
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been to exeter so much, yet never been in the Cathedral.

I heard that they guilt people into making donations :P
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TeriiiiXD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They do the same at Salisbury, catching everyone guard with sudden prayers.
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BrentOGara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have to be susceptible to guilt for it to work though... I never have that problem.
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