East side of Lincoln CathedralLincoln Cathedral was originally constructed by William the Conquerer in 1072, but it was destroyed twice before the present structure was rebuilt in the 12th century. The cathedral is the 3rd largest in Britain, and until 1549 the central spire was reputed to be the tallest medieval tower in Europe. In 1549 this central spire collapsed and was not rebuilt. This view from Minster Yard of the east side of the cathedral shows the pointed arches typical of early Gothic architecture.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.