This was Coventry Cathedral in 1839.....showing its magnificence, just over 100 years before it was almost completely destroyed. No more needs to be said.
No, I am not showing the cathedral because I am religious but as an example of the beauty that can be destroyed because of man's inhumanity to man, not to mention human sacrifice as well. When I see such wilful destruction my thoughts always return to John Lennon's wonderful song "Imagine". What a great world it would then be if all his words came true.