Interior of Wells Cathedral

Scissor Arches, Wells Cathedral

© Copyright Ric Barratt Photography

Wells Cathedral was consecrated in 1239 and is dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle. The interior features a distinctive “scissor” arches which provide the cathedral with a unique characteristic. The arches were added in the mid-fourteenth century in order to stabilise the building after cracks formed.

This shot was taken early in the morning, just after the cathedral opened for visitors. I was very fortunate on my visit: the low morning sunlight shone brightly through the windows and painted the interior in a warm golden light. It was a joy to capture.

Photo information

Wells, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

ISO 100, 18mm, f/13, 1.0sec


Related external links

Wells Cathedral
Official site of Wells Cathedral.

Wikipedia - Wells Cathedral
Wikipedia encyclopaedia page for Wells Cathedral.