|UNESCO #496 - Cantebury Cathedral, Kent - ENGLAND - UK|
Monday, January 20, 2014
Canterbury Cathedral, Kent - ENGLAND - UNESCO #496
Two cards on my mailbox today, both UNESCO WHS! This one came from my good friend Lucy (you're a major contributor to my collection, this is the 5th site you send me!) and shows the impressive Christ Church Cathedral of Canterbury in Kent, a place I really expect to visit the next time I go to southern England. Thank you very much Lucy, I love this card, the 271th in my collection - 710 more and I'm done. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Canterbury, in Kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries. Canterbury's other important monuments are the modest Church of St Martin, the oldest church in England; the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine, a reminder of the saint's evangelizing role in the Heptarchy from 597; and Christ Church Cathedral, a breathtaking mixture of Romanesque and Perpendicular Gothic, where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170.