National Geographic : 1922 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL, ENGLAND'S "QUEEN OF MINSTERS" This small but beautiful edifice holds its title by virtue of its exquisite proportions, graceful outlines, and rich ornamentation. The three symmetrical spires are called "The Ladies of the Vale." The building is of red sandstone and the main portion dates from the I3th-I4th century. Both in England and on the continent, cathedral-building reached its artistic pinnacle during the Middle Ages, and justified Goethe's famous aphorism, "Archi tecture is frozen music."