This cathedral stood as a pilgrimage site, offering worship in an array of architectural styles (UNESCO World Heritage Centre). It is surrounded by several other churches built through the inspiration of the power of the cathedral itself (UNESCO World Heritage Centre). It maintains a rise upwards, only with intricate detail and vast power of space; it is not just a sense of largeness that reaches towards a higher being, but the ornate detail, possibly signifying growing strength in the Catholic faith. The building itself affirms the strength of the religion, but the details add to the power of the directness of the building towards the sky.
The back of the image refers to the quiet of the area ("Canterbury..."). Could this mean that perhaps the intricate details and lift to the skies literally seem to take followers and tourists to another place of being? However, the back also mentions the murder of Thomas Beckett ("Canterbury..."), so could the towering detailed structure and quiet lend it some sort of eeriness?
UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church." UNESCO. 2012. Web. 22 July 2012. <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/496/>