With the typical English 'summer' setting in over the last few weeks, it's been a bit tough to get out of London (due to flooding everywhere). Finally a sunny weekend emerged, so we went down to Canterbury to check out the sights.
We did a river cruise with George as our rower and guide along the River Stour. We followed this with a gentle stroll through the historic city. Apart from all else the main attraction is still the cathedral, and it is worth the visit.
The cathedral is a massive structure with intricate carving and decoration all over it.
Inside it is even more spectacular. The sheer enormity of it is hard to describe but there are multiple altars in the crypt, nave and quire.
Choir area in the center of cathedral looking towards the front
There are many intricate stained glass windows all along the sides and ends and our camera just didn't do the colours justice. The original stained-glass windows were removed during the war for safety. In hindsight this was a good call as the replacement windows were damaged. The original windows were subsequently returned to their rightful place.
The intricate carving seen on the outside was replicated inside as well. This is a shot looking up one of the towers.
We were lucky enough to hear the choir practicing for the Evensong later that afternoon.