This stereo pairs image of a church with lots and lots of spiked abutments and spires on a Y shaped avenue was selected to finish the week. For me its appearance is both unwelcoming and forbidding - having a dark and austere aspect.
The location and subject was very quickly identified by sharon.corbet
as Down Cathedral
. The cathedral is formally known as the "Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity". As Niall McAuley
explains, and per the Wikipedia article, at least some of the structure dates to the 13th and 14th centuries, with the "gothic revival" flourishes added in the late 18th and early 19th centuries....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: between ca. 1860-1883
NLI Ref: STP_1940
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons