National Geographic : 1924 Dec
668 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © Topical Press Agency TRURO AND ITS LOVELY CATHEDRAL Almost every cathedral in the Old World has some peculiarity by which it can be remem bered. Truro's distinguishing characteristic is that the nave is six feet out of line. Standing before the altar and looking down through the choir, one finds that the columns beyond the transepts tend suddenly toward the right. After the foundations of the building had been completed, the townspeople called upon the cathedral authorities and demanded that work cease, for the church was cutting the market place in two. The churchmen had to bend their structure to satisfy the demands of trade.