tiistai 14. marraskuuta 2017

Cathedrals

Winchester Cathedral

travel time 4 days
distance travelled 8,197 km
 received 9 Nov, 2017
Sent by Lin, Taiwan, 
card sent from United Kingdom


Winchester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and before the Reformation, Saint Swithun. The cathedral was founded in 642 on a site immediately to the north of the present one. This building became known as the Old Minster. It became part of a monastic settlement in 971.

Gloucester Cathedral 
Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, 
Gloucester, England

travel time 7 days
distance travelled 1,869 km
received 7 Dec, 2015 
sent by Steph, Gloucester, United Kingdom

The Cathedral stands in the north of the city near the River Severn. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter. 


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