Friday, May 20, 2011

Cathedrals and a Pirates Life for Me... Savvy "Official Post"

Hey Readers!!! Sorry I didn’t get this post up yesterday but we had a very busy and exciting day and I’m here to tell you all about it!
First we started off with by traveling to Salisbury! Once there we took a bus to Old Sarum. This was the location of many things but the main reason we went to see it was because it was the previous site of Salisbury Cathedral before it was moved to its present location in 1217. It was moved because water was hard to get to and the elements were too harsh on the building. The old church no longer stands because a lot of the stone were taken and used in the building of the new cathedral.
We then took a bus back to Salisbury and Matt took us on a lovely tour of the cathedral. The inside of this cathedral was different from all the others because the screen between the Choir and Nave was removed in the 1700s. Also the architectural details throughout the entire cathedral is very detailed and taken into account. Even the pillars lining the side aisles are more beautiful then what we have seen in other cathedrals of its time. After Matt gave his tour we gathered and ventured to see one of four remaining copies of the Manga Carta! We didn’t have to go far because it is held in the chapter house of the cathedral! It was really cool to see a document that inspired so many other documents, even The Declaration of Independence!
After seeing something so cool it was hard to believe that we weren’t done yet! Next we had to climb the tallest spire in England!! The spire stands at 404 ft! We climbed 332 stairs and still weren’t half way to the tallest point. It was pretty easy because we took it in stages. It was so worth it because the views are always the best from the top!
We then took a train back to Bath where we split up for dinner and regrouped again at nine to go see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! It was such a good movie and a great bonding experience. We didn’t get back until around 1 am so we went to bed as soon as we got back.
Well Readers, until my final post,

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