Truro Cathedral, Outside and Inside

29 Sep

I grew up in Truro, Cornwall, and always loved the Cathedral. It seems to grow out of the centre of the city and dominates the skyline. On my birthday, New Year’s Eve, as quite a little girl,  I was allowed to stay up to hear the Cathedral bells to ring in the New Year and we used to stand on the doorstep in the dark and listen to the chimes. I just loved this – so much so that when I was exiled in Yorkshire and after all our children had left home, we came to Truro for several New Year holidays just so that I could hear the bells. And now, happily, we have moved back home to Cornwall…..    Click on any photo to see more detail.


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25 responses to “Truro Cathedral, Outside and Inside

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    October 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful indeed, Sally. Majestic, standing there.

    Your camera is top quality, I think. Your pictures are just great. And GEE you get about!! 🙂

  2. Sharp Little Pencil

    September 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    More than any other picture, I like the rose wall because it was created by children. The church itself is impressive, but those little inhabitants of the church are the future…

    Thanks for a lovely tour, hon. Amy

  3. valeriedavies

    September 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Wonderful pics Sally, make me ache to walk there

  4. Alex Autin

    September 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    What a beautiful cathedral, and you’ve captured it very well!

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    September 30, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Gorgeous architectural detail, love the photos.

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    September 30, 2013 at 4:09 am

    What a majestic building 😀


  7. Teepee12

    September 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Boy oh boy is our Truro NOTHING like yours. Ours is a tiny, almost rural. Little white clapboard churches. Little shops. Gardens. Lots of psychiatrists on vacation. Not a cathedral in sight.Great cathedral. I think you could fit the whole town of Truro, Massachusets in it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 30, 2013 at 6:40 am

      We look forward to seeing Truro, Massachusets! 🙂

      • Teepee12

        October 1, 2013 at 3:02 am

        It takes longer to see the cathedral, but Truro is a sweet little town.

  8. unexpectedincommonhours

    September 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    These are beautiful photos! I can see why you always loved the Cathedral. I would love to visit Cornwall some day.

  9. makagutu

    September 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    That’s a beautiful building

  10. john zande

    September 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful building, Sally

  11. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

    just gives you a feeling of “awe!”…so beautiful!

  12. maureenjenner

    September 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

    It proves, that when men turn their hands and minds to creating a thing of beauty, the effect is so much better than their skirmishes with destruction and killing each other, Great photographs; thanks for sharing.

  13. mixedupmeme

    September 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

    One cannot help but be in awe of these beautiful structures. I was enjoying all of the pictures….and then came to the one about polishing the floors. 🙁 Must be covered with heavenly dust.

  14. Shelagh

    September 29, 2013 at 9:02 am

    It’s the Beacon I always stand in the train corridor to look out for. Slowly gliding across the viaduct into Truro, knowing I have family waiting on the platform to greet me after my long trek from Vermont.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Itwas just the same for me coming home from college each term. Mum and Dad would be there waiting for me and we never just went home to Treyew Road. Dad would ask, ” Perranporth or Castle Drive?”
      Lovely memories. 🙂

  15. Don

    September 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

    That cathedral is magnificent. Great shots

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Thank you. It’s a place I love! Being a Humanist doesn’t stop me loving beautiful places of worship.:)

      • Don

        September 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

        That’s the glory of humanism. So profoundly attractive.

  16. Simon Hawketts

    September 29, 2013 at 8:06 am

    This is a nice set of pictures. I’m pretty impressed with the internal shots and how noise free they are. I took a set of pictures in Hexham Abbey recently and needed to shoot at iso6400 which showed more noise that these.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you for your comments. I love my little camera and am always impressed by what it can do for me. 🙂

  17. utesmile

    September 29, 2013 at 8:05 am

    It is beautiful , I do like Truro too!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      It’s a delightful lttle city that has many charms, not just the Cathedral. Glad you love it too.:)


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