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Soapy Sam – a Legend in Winchester Cathedral

By Expatgermany @Laurel_Robbins

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral is the longest gothic cathedral in Europe and is stunning in itself.  But besides the impressive cathedral I was in awe of how the light seemed to dance around the cathedral and onto Bishop Samuel Wilberforce.  I am not a religious person but without knowing much about him I like the guy.  He was known for his efforts to abolish slaverywhich I find admirable.  O the lighter side, he had the nickname “Soapy Sam.”  I didn’t know that bishops could have nicknames.  Apparently he acquired the name because “I often find myself in hot water but always come out with clean hands.”  These are the kinds of stories that bring beautiful buildings to life.

This photo has been submitted as part of Travel Photo Thursday, a weekly travel photography showcase organized by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox where you can see more travel photos from around the world.

This photo has also be submitted as part of Photo Friday on Delicious Baby where you can see even more travel photos.


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