South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Away days – Ripon, North Yorkshire

with 12 comments

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral

South Shields Daily Photo was away for a few days recently as Curly and the family enjoyed a break away from normality. Now it is very rare that I make a post NOT related to South Shields, however, it does say on the front page that I will post a picture from South Shields or the North of England on a daily basis. So this is one of those rare events.

Here we see the nave of Ripon Cathedral, the church was founded in AD 672 by St. Wilfred, who also built Hexham Abbey here in the North-East. This is the fourth building to be erected on the site and the only remaining portion of Wilfred’s original 7th. century basilica is to be found underground in the crypt. The present 12th. century built cathedral was constructed by Archbishop Roger de Pont l’Evêque.

I thought it was too good of a picture to miss out!



Written by curly

August 23, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Churches, Colour

12 Responses

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  1. Lovely light. The flowers in the right foreground are unusual for a church picture and make the photo even more attractive. Like you, I like to shoot church interiors with one or two people in the pews.



    August 23, 2007 at 1:22 am

  2. very nice picture. Lovely light and colours.


    August 23, 2007 at 2:29 am

  3. nice ;o]


    August 23, 2007 at 9:20 am

  4. I remember being in this building about 40 years ago when it was absolutely packed with children from South Shields, Hebburn, Jarrow and the Boldons on an Ascension Day Pilgrimage. After listening to a stirring address from the late Bishop of Ripon, Dr John Moorman, we moved on to Fountains Abbey, just along the road, to complete a wonderful day out. I have to say, the Cathedral is looking a lot more resplendent now than it was 40 years ago.



    August 23, 2007 at 10:00 am

  5. Nice shot. Every time I try to take photos of the inside of cathedrals they all turn out too dark. That’s why they make postcards I suppose. (grin)


    August 23, 2007 at 6:19 pm

  6. Hey, you got a church photo too! I like the way you took this photo – there’s a certain Hollywood quality to it, like a period film.

    Norwich Daily Photo


    August 23, 2007 at 10:11 pm

  7. Stunning church and stunning photo curly – I couldn’t download any of your photos on the front page but this photo downloaded on the comments page. I have been here – many years ago and thanks for reminding me what an amazing place it is!!!!


    August 23, 2007 at 10:20 pm

  8. I love the colors and the depth in this photo. Do the arches in the back of the photo continue or is it just an optical illusion?


    August 24, 2007 at 1:00 am

  9. What a beautiful photograph of a fabulous church. The photo is ‘made’ by the lone lady in a pew. Superb!


    August 24, 2007 at 7:44 am

  10. I was there last year and visited the crypt, also went to Hexham Abbey and its crypt

    I for one, don’t mind you posting a pic that is not from the South Sheilds area.

    Dave Whalley

    August 24, 2007 at 9:47 am

  11. A long time since I’ve been to Ripon, I’d almost forgotten who beautiful it is – good to hear someone mention Dr Moorman whom I remember as a stalwart member of the Yorkshire Dialect Society.


    August 24, 2007 at 11:53 am

  12. oh what have you done!i loved your site the way it was!i cant get round this new one like the old!i hate it! and i so loved every night before bed to go through it and enjoy it all!

    vivien forrest

    May 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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