A Beacon of Light, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

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 This is quite a special photo of Ely Cathedral, because this view is very hard to take when you are in a car which is being driven at the speed limit and taking the shot through the windscreen, you have about five seconds of clear view.   There is a better view just before this one, but I am never ready, I always forget and then there is a mad panic to try and take a photo.

This is the best photo to date, although not perfect, it does portray the Cathereal how I think it must have looked centuries ago, when it could be seen for miles around like a beacon of light.

4 comments

  1. Lovely photo, Lynne – I honestly don’t know how you manage to take photos from the car! Even when I know something is coming up, I can never get ready in time! It strikes me what you say about Ely as a ‘beacon of light’ and how it could be seen for miles and miles around – I’m still thinking about ‘The Old Straight Track’ (guess it’s a healthy obsession to have!).

    1. Thank you Jo, practice makes perfect, or nearly 🙂 When the Cathedral was built, Ely was an island, one of many in the Fens and you can see the Cathedral for many miles around, its appears to be on a hill, because of the very low laying land. It does make you wonder why they built such a fabulous building there in that spot, I’m sure there is a reason why, but maybe it linked up with other great buildings, or what was there before did and thats why they built it there, got me thinking as well now 🙂

  2. There is a fine view from the train from kings Lynn. It sometimes stops on the edge of Ely probably waiting for points or something, and you can sit in the quiet and gaze across the fields to the Isle of Ely. Even when moving it would be easier to take a photo than from a car. Lovely picture by the way.

    1. Thank you, we always seen to go to Peterborough or March to catch a train. Might have to think of a reason to go from Kings Lynn, as I like the sound of your view 🙂

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