I have often been struck by the beauty of historic churches and mosques such as Lincoln Cathedral in England and the Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey. St Marys is a particularly beautiful parish church in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
St Marys Church
This beautiful altar demonstrates the craftsmanship of times past.
Stained glass window
Local crafts at Buxton encompass cermaics and clock making!
Most European medieval churches feature these ornate roof carvings.
Here we have a carved gargoyle like creature. Not the scariest such carving I’ve ever seen.
During the era of Cromwell and the Roundheads many of the painted English churches had their beautiful art covered by religious purists. This surviving example is quite rare.