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Canterbury Cathedral

The last eight days I spent in the southeast of England, in the county of Kent.
My first photo from this visit shows the city of Canterbury and its most famous landmark: the Canterbury Cathedral. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. The cathedral is also a World Heritage Site.
The cathedral was founded in 602 by St. Augustine of Canterbury, who was sent by Pope Gregory the Great and became the first Archbishop. An important moment in the cathedral's history was the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket on 29 December 1170 by knights of King Henry II. The pilgrims described in Geoffrey Chaucher's Canterbury Tales were on a pilgrimage to visit the shrine of Thomas Becket in the cathedral.

I had to stitch two photos of the cathedral in order to get this view of the cathedral. This caused some distortion, which I tried to get rid of as much as possible.
I hope you like this photo and thanks for your visit!

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