a rainy visit to the Salisbury Cathedral in England
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Forty-five minutes later, the bus embarked on its hourly run. I remained in my seat past the train station to get off at Salisbury Cathedral, which boasts the highest spire in England. The rain was pouring by the time I was off the bus. I took the final shot of roll number one outside the cathedral. Seeking shelter in a doorway, I changed my film, put on my rain jacket before walking around front. The main doors were locked, but before moving on, I was able to hear the enchanting song of the choir radiating from within.
A very cute 16-year-old local girl walked me from the cathedral to the Information Centre where a tremendously helpful agent called the hostel in Bath to reserve my bed for the night. After a stop at the subterranean public toilet on Ox Row, I took one photo of downtown Salisbury, returned to the rail station, and departed for Bath at 6:50pm. Salisbury was just how I had imagined an English town would look, very rustic and pretty.
There was nothing but pastures and fields of grazing sheep and cattle until Warminster Station. Passing through the little town, the train parked in optimal position at Trowbridge Station for a clear window-view of a small cathedral or castle.