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July 19, 2004

Poetry in stone

Gloucester Cloisters.JPG

The interior of the Cloister at Gloucester Cathedral. The golden sandstone glows in the daylight and gives a feeling of warmth, with the fan vault above to amplify and carry sounds around this beautiful space.

This is part of the Cloister which can be seen in the Harry Potter movies, supposedly at Hogwarts. To the left of the picture is the entrance to the Chapter House, and just beyond it is the door to the Abbot's Parlour, where he would have received senior monks. In the movie it is seen as one of the doors the children retreat through to escape the Troll.

At the end of this wing is one of the doors giving access to the Cathedral from the Cloister, this one going into the Ambulatory just West of the North Transept.

A place of rare peace.

Posted by The Gray Monk at July 19, 2004 03:40 PM


i think the cathdral is a wonderufl palce to visit and i really like the palce wher you can go and leave a candle i think thatis very thoughtful and great!! when i go into town i mainly always end up in the cathedral because i think it so wonderful



Posted by: soibhan at September 15, 2004 03:35 PM