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Liverpool Cathedral

 

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral sits high above the city on a sandstone outcrop, called St. James Mount. Building started in 1904, with the foundation stone being laid by King Edward VII, and finished in 1978. It is only the third anglican cathedral built in the UK since the reformation in the sixteenth century and is the largest anglican cathedral in the world, almost twice the size of St Pauls in London.

The bell tower is the largest, and one of the tallest, in the world, riseing to over 100 metres. It houses the highest (66 metres) and heaviest (31 tonnes) ringing peal of bells in the world.

A coloured version of this can be found here.

Liverpool Cathedral

 

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral sits high above the city on a sandstone outcrop, called St. James Mount. Building started in 1904, with the foundation stone being laid by King Edward VII, and finished in 1978. It is only the third anglican cathedral built in the UK since the reformation in the sixteenth century and is the largest anglican cathedral in the world, almost twice the size of St Pauls in London.

The bell tower is the largest, and one of the tallest, in the world, riseing to over 100 metres. It houses the highest (66 metres) and heaviest (31 tonnes) ringing peal of bells in the world.

A coloured version of this can be found here.

comments (11)

Great Cathedral ! And so nice angle of view as if it is in the middle of a deep forest ! Bravo !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, one day I'll see the inside of th building.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2007, 11:05
As you have described this cathedral, Les, that is HUGE! It's a wonder you were able to get it all on the page! smile It does very well converted to B&W!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, had to use a shoehorn to get it all in.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Nov 2007, 13:33
I hope they have fixed those bells very well into place - and check it every so often. Imagine if they get loose.

Great picture.
Les Auld: Firmly held Louis, thanks for the comment.
Great picture. I like the angle
Les Auld: Taken from the raod that runs past it, thanks Richard.
Great picture of a great building Les. It looks so different in black and white as part of it's character is its' colour. In b&w you somehow see the building better.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, one day I'll see the inside of the place.
  • blackdog
  • Bath on dial up!
  • 27 Nov 2007, 22:21
Great shot of this majestic building Les - I like the low point of view.
Les Auld: Can't help but have a low point of view, the rock it stands on is enormous, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • here on my chair
  • 27 Nov 2007, 22:41
It's a lovely building and looks completely settled into its leafy surroundings.

(yes, I know the surrounding area isn't exactly pretty, but you haven't shown it!)
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, the area has been improved and there is still work going on, not at all like when I worked down the road in the late sixties. This was taken from Gambia Terrace on the north side.
Rock on Giles Gilbert SCott. I'm sure you know that he designed Battersea Power Station as well. I think there's a resemblance. This is a powerful image of a powerful building.
Les Auld: To give hom Honour Scott was appointed an Honourary Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture, thanks for the comment.
A very good shot! I like this kind of fhoto!
Les Auld: Glad to be of service then Jose. Thanks for the comment.
Great photo - it can't have been easy given the size of the Cathedral!

I prefer this one to the colour version.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, just managed to get it all in, this was before I had a real wide angle lens. I think I agree with you in that I also prefer the monochrome version.
Have just gone to this picture from your "wigwam" shot Les, what a cracker. Well done.
Les Auld: IT is a grand building though Brian, thanks for the comment.

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