Southwark Cathedral is possibly the finest example of Gothic architecture in London. Southwark Cathedral is situated on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. The site has been occupied by a Church for over one thousand years. The main structure of today's church was built between 1220 and 1420. It was known and familiar to Samuel Pepys who wrote about it in 1663. It is surrounded by railway lines and buildings, including the historic Borough Market which recently celebrated its 250th anniversary. The small churchyard on the south side of the Cathedral is a small oasis of calm and is a favourite lunch-time resting place for local office workers. William Shakespeare's brother Edmond was buried in the grounds of the cathedral in 1607 although the location is not known. Practicing next door to Southwark Cathedral the photographer had ample opportunity to watch the different shadows cast as the sun passed round the building and the seasons passed through the year, marked by the presence and absence of leaves on the trees.

A photographic exhibition in the refectory of the Cathedral opens on the 4th of November, 2006 and runs through Christmas and the New Year Until early March 2007.

www.southwark.anglican.org

www.london-se1.co.uk

 


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