Churches - Gary Cook

Salisbury Cathedral

This is another view of Salisbury Cathedral, in southern England, taken in front of the Baptismal font. The main part of the Cathedral was finished in the late 1250's and today it houses the world's oldest working clock (from around AD 1386) and it has the best surviving copy of the four original copies of the Magna Carta. But what I like most about this Cathedral is the evidence of continued contributions from successive generations down the ages, so that there is an almost continual record of time beyond the usual burials and tombs. The baptismal font is a perfect example; obviously modern and new, but beautiful and well conceived to blend with the long historical evolution of the Cathedral. I wonder how many generations in the future will wonder what life was like in and around the Cathedral at the start of the third millennium?