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A very brief view of Ely

Posted: June 16, 2015 in Cambridgeshire, UK
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The river Great Ouse

The river Great Ouse

A brief visit to Ely and a chance to spend an hour of so on Saturday afternoon walking round the city. It is an interesting mix of old and new with small terraced roads and open areas such as the Maltings on the banks of the Great Ouse.

City market in the square

City market in the square

Leading up to the High Street

Leading up to the High Street

The most famous things about Ely are its connection with Oliver Cromwell (the only republican leader in English history from 1653-58 as Lord Protector) and its magnificent cathedral.

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Ely Cathedral

The Cathedral can be seen from many places in the city and from the surrounding countryside

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Echoes of church in the architecture?

Echoes of church in the architecture?

 

There are some suprises. I thought this was the entrance gateway to a large house, but it turned out to be a gateway to the Park

An entrance gate to Ely Park

An enterance gate to Ely Park

A terraced street

A terraced street

The river Great Ouse

The river Great Ouse