Interior of the 14th-century cloisters inside Gloucester Cathedral, where the cathedral’s monks once studied, wrote and meditated. The architecture is remarkable for being one of the earliest surviving examples of fan vaulting, but the location has also become well known thanks to its inclusion in the “Harry Potter” films.

I spent the better part of a day taking in and photographing every corner of the 900-year-old cathedral’s beautiful nave, chapter house and crypt, but returned frequently to this busy spot, capturing the cloisters at a moment in the early afternoon when visitors briefly vanished and when natural light was streaming through its windows.

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