- Posted May 18, 2014 by
St Albans, United Kingdom
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St Albans Cathedral
Not far from London, the town of St Albans used to be a Roman settlement called Verulamium and was possibly the first site of Christian pilgrimage in England. Alban became a Saint after sheltering a Christian priest from Roman persecution. The current cathedral which stands on this spot is a mishmash of various architectural styles, with portions added at different periods in history, quite unique in Britain. It reportedly has the longest nave in England and is the second longest cathedral in the UK. I took this photo last year just as the autumn leaves were beginning to fall.