Published: August 4, 2017
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Westminster Abbey

Some pictures of Westminster’s Gothic abbey.

Detail of the west towers of Westminster Abbey

Detail of the west towers of Westminster Abbey - London, England

West façade of Westminster Abbey

West façade of Westminster Abbey - London, England The ten statues in the niches above the west entrance were added in 1998, and correspond, from left to right, to the following personalities: Maximilian Kolbe, Manche Masemola, Janani Luwum, Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova, Martin Luther King, Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Esther John, Lucian Tapiedi, and Wang Zhiming. The four statues in the lower row represent the virtues: Truth, Justice, Mercy and Peace.

Cloisters of Westminster Abbey

Cloisters of Westminster Abbey - London, England The arcades of this Gothic cloister, in a great conservation state. Most of the current structure dates from 1245; therefore it requires a regular evaluation and conservation work by experts on the time period, in order to keep it in an optimal state, while preserving its original aspect as much as possible.

Quadripartite Gothic vaults of the north cloister

Quadripartite Gothic vaults of the north cloister - London, England Quadripartite Gothic vaults of the north cloister

East cloister of Westminster Abbey

East cloister of Westminster Abbey - London, England East cloister of Westminster Abbey

Double door to the Pyx Chamber

This door communicates the cloister with the Pyx Chamber, a chapel and treasure room dating from the year 1070.

Double door to the Pyx Chamber
Double door to the Pyx Chamber

Altar of the Pyx Chamber

Altar of the Pyx Chamber - London, England This chapel is one of the most ancient buildings at the Westminster Abbey complex; the chamber itself was built in the 11th century, and the stone altar dates from the 13th century.

Flying buttresses of Westminster Abbey

Flying buttresses of Westminster Abbey - London, England

Cloister garth of the abbey

Cloister garth of the abbey - London, England Cloister garth

Fountain of the Little Cloister garden

Fountain of the Little Cloister garden - London, England The "Little Cloister" is communicated with the main cloister garth by means of a corridor where Britain’s oldest door still stands.

Great Britain's oldest door

Great Britain's oldest door - London, England This door is estimated to date from the 1050s.

Exterior view of the arcades of the Westminster Abbey cloister

Exterior view of the arcades of the Westminster Abbey cloister - London, England Exterior view of the arcades of the Westminster Abbey cloister

Westminster Abbey's south tower as seen from the cloister

Westminster Abbey's south tower as seen from the cloister - London, England Westminster Abbey’s south tower as seen from the cloister

North cloister wall of Westminster Abbey

North cloister wall of Westminster Abbey - London, England Commemorative tombs of notable personalities in the history of Great Britain.

Birds in St James's Park

Birds in St James's Park - London, England There is a great variety of bird species to be found in St James’s Park, located near Westminster Abbey, on the way to Buckingham Palace.

Duck Island Cottage next to the lake in St James's Park

Duck Island Cottage next to the lake in St James's Park - London, England Duck Island Cottage next to the lake in St James’s Park

Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace

Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace - London, England Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace


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