Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire by SharpeImages.co.uk /     Ely Cathedral was built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake. Ely Cathedral  is the principal church of the diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Ely. It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire by SharpeImages.co.uk / Ely Cathedral was built by William the Conqueror as a prominent outpost after the bloody and lengthy rebellion by Hereward the Wake. Ely Cathedral is the principal church of the diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Ely. It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire: this is the region of England from whence came one branch of my English forebears.  It is lovely countryside with friendly folk.

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire: this is the region of England from whence came one branch of my English forebears. It is lovely countryside with friendly folk.

"Ship of the Fens," Ely Cathedral | The Octagon Tower | Cambridgeshire, England | 11th century | Norman stone architecture

"Ship of the Fens," Ely Cathedral | The Octagon Tower | Cambridgeshire, England | 11th century | Norman stone architecture

Red poppies in the foreground. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the distance. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Red poppies in the foreground. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the distance. | Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

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