Or St Albans Cathedral for short (and erm speaking of language … shouldn’t there be an apostrophe?) is, according to their website, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It is located at the burial site of Alban, Britain’s first saint. Built, added to and renovated over the years, it has a variety of architectural styles yet somehow works. The soaring ceilings were quite impressive, and there were all sorts of fascinating details. There was a very cool replica of clock designed by Richard of Wallingford, who was Abbot from 1327 to 1336. Besides striking the hour, the clock had an Astronomical Section which showed the current position of the stars, Sun, and Moon and its current phase. The clock also predicted lunar eclipses!
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