British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car by Thomas Dowler Murphy

By Thomas Dowler Murphy

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A few miles out of the town our attention had been attracted by a place of unusual beauty, a fine old house almost hidden by high hedges and trees on one side of the road and just opposite a tangled bit of wood and shrubbery, with several of the largest cedars we saw in England. So picturesque was the spot that we stopped for a photograph of the car and party, with the splendid trees for a background, but, as often happens in critical cases, the kodak film only yielded a “fog” when finally developed.

The tower of the cathedral dominates the whole city and the great church often overshadows everything else in interest to the visitor. But one could spend days in the old-world streets, continually coming across fine half-timbered houses, with weather-beaten gables in subdued colors and rich antique oak carvings. There are few more pleasing bits of masonry in Britain than the great cathedral gateway at the foot of Mercery 35 Cathedral, Canterbury british highways and byways from a motor-car Lane, with its rich carving, weather-worn to a soft blur of gray and brown tones.

It escaped lightly during the Reformation and civil war, though Becket’s shrine was despoiled as savoring of idolatry and Cromwell’s men desecrated its sanctity by stabling their horses in the great church. The next day being Sunday, we were privileged to attend services at the cathedral, an opportunity we were always glad to have at any of the cathedrals despite the monotony of the Church of England service, for the music of the superb organs, the mellowed light from the stained windows, and the associations of the place were far more to us than litany or sermon.

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