Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Westminster Abbey



OK, our tour of Old London continues today with this picture of Westminster Abbey. This is a church or sorts, under the control of the British monarchy. It is used for royal weddings, a place to coronate new royalty, and where royal funerals are held. The amazing thing is that the building was built in the 1200's. That is hard to believe that a building has been up and in use for that long. 

4 comments:

  1. I find it amazing they could even build a structure like this in the 1200's!

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  2. Beautiful, I would love to go to Britain and see all the lovely old buildings and ruins, castles, abbeys, monasteries,and the like.

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  3. Westminster Abby is not for Royalty and special occasions only...they have services every day and they are open to anyone who wishes to attend. The church is Episcopal, but any Christians are welcome to worship there.

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  4. Pat, you are correct. We went to Evensong there on our first night in England. During the day, it can be full of tourists, but they are constantly reminded that it is a place of worship, and an active parish.

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