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Chesterfield's Crooked Spire is the largest church in Derbyshire. The spire currently leans 9ft 6in to the southwest and leans more and more every year! Smith of Derby, clockmakers maintain the exterior clock seen on the clock tower today. Built in the late 1200s legend has it that the devil knocked the spire over lashing out in agony after a local blacksmith made of poor job of shoeing his hooves

Chesterfield's Crooked Spire is the largest church in Derbyshire. The spire currently leans to the southwest and leans more and more every year! Smith of Derby clockmakers maintain the exterior clock seen on the clock tower today.

The famous "Crooked Spire" in Chesterfield. It's proper name is the St Marys and All Saints Parish Church but everyone just refers to it as the Crooked Spire!

The crooked spire church, Chesterfield. There are many legends about how the spire got so twisted, but in reality it was lead tiles on un-seasoned wood which caused warping. This church is stunning inside and out, and I love it.

NORMAN architecture (English Romanesque) Durham Cathedral with the Mill below (begun 1093 and largely completed within 40 years)

England Travel Inspiration - NORMAN architecture (English Romanesque) Durham Cathedral with the Mill below (begun 1093 and largely completed within 40 years)

The decaying ruins of Riber Castle, the most prominent land-mark to be seen around Matlock.

The decaying ruins of Riber Castle, the most prominent land-mark to be seen around Matlock, Derbyshire, England.

Church of St. Illya, Chernobyl

Church of St. Illya, Chernobyl Located in the town of Chernobyl, 12 km from the power plant that so famously blew it's top in It is said that even at the height of the Chernobyl crisis, this church never missed a regularly scheduled service.

St. Mary's Church - Derby, England

Mary's Church and Bridge Gate, Derby, England, oh how I miss attending mass here.

Heddal Stace Church at Telemark in Norway

Heddal stave church (Heddal stavkirke) is located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway. It is Norway’s largest stave church.

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