Durham Cathedral Durham, England 1093-1133
Built 1093-1133, Durham Cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England.
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Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on December 13, 2012.
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN NZ 2742 SW (South side) 14/365 Cathedral Church of 6/5/52 Christ and St. Mary the Virgin GV I Cathedral church, originally of Benedictine Priory, refounded 1541 as secular cathedral. Main body 1093-1130, begun by Bishop William of St. Calais; Galilee 1189 for Bishop le Puiset. West tower tops, east bay and Chapel of 9 altars, 1242- c.1280. 1464-88 tower top stage. Restorations of late C18, early C19 and mid C19, notably by Bonomi and Jackson, Pickering and Robson and Fowler. Dressed sandstone; slate roofs. continue reading →
Day 5: Crossing Northern MontanaPosted October 19, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
Day 5 was mostly about making good eastward progress, so I spent most of my time behind the wheel. As usual, I had rejected the usual freeway route (I-90 in this case) in favor of a smaller highway (Highway 2), and was glad I did.
Day 4: History and Hiking in Glacier National ParkPosted October 13, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
104 years ago, President Taft signed a bill designating Glacier National Park as the 10th national park. Today there are over 50 national parks, but Glacier is still one of the largest and most notable. Called the "Crown of the Continent," it contains over 1 million acres of mountains, lakes, hiking trails, historic sites, and wildlife. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1995.
Day 3: A Sunny Autumn Day in Kalispell, MontanaPosted October 7, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
I spent two nights in the small town of Kalispell, Montana, and had a great time. The sun was shining, the leaves were turning colors, the downtown was quiet and walkable, there were many good lodging options and interesting things to check out, and it's right next to Glacier National Park. Highly recommended.
Day 2: Spokane to KalispellPosted September 28, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
The first night of my road trip was spent at Spokane's historic Davenport Hotel, built in 1914. It's an impressive place with impressive history:
Day 1: Portland to SpokanePosted September 24, 2014 by Holly Hayes Part of: Pacific to Mississippi Road Trip
This is the first post in a series on a roadtrip from Oregon to Minnesota - and possibly beyond! As usual, I'm avoiding freeways, visiting historic places, staying in historic hotels, and eating in historic restaurants. The first day I drove from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA, with many stops along the way.
- The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
- Official Website of Durham Cathedral. Web. Official website.
- Publishing, Third Millennium. Durham Cathedral: Light of the North. Third Millenium Pub Ltd. 2007. Print.
- Shipley, Debra. Durham Cathedral (Travels to Landmarks). Tauris Parke. 1990. Print.
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