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Bath Abbey vaulting

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Bath Abbey vaulting
Bath, Somerset, England
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The abbey at Bath is one of the last major churches built in England before the Reformation. It is a superb late Gothic building, and one of the highlights is the extravagant ceiling vaulting, like this example. This photo was taken looking straight up over my head - photographers need a bit of flexibility!

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