Gloucester (once a port)

Founded by the Romans in AD 97, Gloucester has since been ruled by Wessex, Mercia, and after 1066, by the Normans. Through the middle ages, Gloucester’s significance was largely the result of monastic establishments. A fair number of medieval and Tudor buildings remain, the cathedral dating from Norman times is largely Romanesque and Gothic but most of the city’s buildings are Victorian and later. A bustling port in Victorian times, its massive warehouses (now converted to offices, retail, and tourism) still dominate the old harbour quay. Today, Gloucester is dominated by service industries but the Victorian-era quay, the National Waterways Museum, the cathedral, and the Westgate pedestrian mall provide more than a day’s pleasant diversion.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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Gloucester (once a port)

Founded by the Romans in AD 97, Gloucester has since been ruled by Wessex, Mercia, and after 1066, by the Normans. Through the middle ages, Gloucester’s significance was largely the result of monastic establishments. A fair number of medieval and Tudor buildings remain, the cathedral dating from Norman times is largely Romanesque and Gothic but most of the city’s buildings are Victorian and later. A bustling port in Victorian times, its massive warehouses (now converted to offices, retail, and tourism) still dominate the old harbour quay. Today, Gloucester is dominated by service industries but the Victorian-era quay, the National Waterways Museum, the cathedral, and the Westgate pedestrian mall provide more than a day’s pleasant diversion.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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