Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.
Minutes away from the crowds of St Marks Square, the district of Castello is tranquil and wonderfully picturesque, with plenty of green areas, gardens, and stunning architecture. Considered ‘local at the edges’, you’ll find authentic stalls and criss-crossing laundry lines along the canals and walkways of this lovely neighborhood.