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The Cathedral from the West Gate

The Cathedral from the West Gate

Canterbury Cathedral dominates the town, which is how it should be. I think that this was a result of enlightened town planning in the 60's. Well, that's nearly true. When the Council moved the Marlowe Theatre from its old site in St. Margaret's Street into what was the Odeon Cinema, the theatre were permitted to construct an immense box on the top of the old cinema to use as a scenery drop. I refer this as a `monsterous hideosity'.

You can see the Theatre from here, it's the large building on the left of the picture in the middle distance. You cannot see the scenery drop. Just as well.

Another fine view from here

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 18th November 2018.
Photograph July 1997. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.