Friday, November 4, 2011

Visit to Salisbury and Stonehenge

Day 2 of my road trip with Tanya and Laura - We have just returned from a picturesque trip to Salisbury and Stonehenge.

Today we visited the medieval cathedral in Salisbury, cleverly named Salisbury Cathedral. In addition to being England's tallest spire, the Cathedral is also home to the finest of only 4 original surviving copies of the Magna Carta (1215). Plus the cathedral gave us some relief from the rain, which seemed to be coming down in buckets today.

(Above:  The world's oldest working clock, built in 1386 - it has no face and only strikes the hours.)

(Above: Site of the Shrine Tomb of Bishop Osmund - 1099 - Osmund was made a saint in 1457).

After we had investigated every corner of the cathedral, we jumped back in the car and continued our road trip. Soon we found ourselves at Stonehenge.

Archaeologists believe the iconic stone monument was constructed anywhere from 3000 B.C. to 2000 B.C. Now what can be greater than standing before a prehistoric monument? You tell me.

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