15 fabulous photos of a silent Norwich Cathedral
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Photographer captures cathedral as you may never have seen it
Norwich Cathedral’s towering spire is a landmark which has stood proudly over the city for centuries.
The cathedral’s foundation stone was laid in 1096 - just 30 years after the Battle of Hastings - and since then the building, along with the castle one of Norwich’s iconic shapes, has been witness to over 900 years of history as Norwich has evolved and grown to become the Fine City we know and love today.
The cathedral attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year who walk appreciatively around its cloisters and under its massive roof, which is decorated with over 1,000 stunning intricately carved roof bosses.
It isn’t all ancient history; the glorious copper font was created from chocolate mixing bowls saved from the old Rowntree Mackintosh sweet factory a few years ago.
The cathedral has been largely silent during the corona crisis and early on photographer Bill Smith took his camera around and captured these beautiful images by day and by night.
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