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photoblog image The Metropolitan Cathedral....

The Metropolitan Cathedral....


.... of Christ the King, Liverpool.

There are two cathedrals in Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral and the Catholic one, seen here. Opened in 1967 it is the second largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the world. It was built on the site of Europe's largest workhouse on Brownlow Hill.  It is also locally known as Paddy's Wigwam amongst other names.

The Metropolitan Cathedral....


.... of Christ the King, Liverpool.

There are two cathedrals in Liverpool, the Anglican Cathedral and the Catholic one, seen here. Opened in 1967 it is the second largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the world. It was built on the site of Europe's largest workhouse on Brownlow Hill.  It is also locally known as Paddy's Wigwam amongst other names.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 18 Feb 2008, 00:08
I have always been enamored by any church/cathedral named Christ the King, Les. The architecture has included the King's Crown in a fabulous way. WOW. For it's being the second largest in the world, it must be a huge church! Do you know what one is the biggest (out of curiosity)?
Les Auld: Thanks for taking the time to comment Ginnie, I appreciate it. It is quite a decent building really, if the original Luytens design had been built it would have been even bigger. Several claim to be the largest, St Peters in Rome of course, and there is the Cathedral Church in New York with aspirations as well.
Went to see this many years ago and remember the light inside being magical. Like Coventry Cathedral I think it is standing the test of time.(so far!)
Les Auld: The light is special Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Feb 2008, 08:59
Paddy's Wigwam grin It is such unsusual architecture for a cathedral. Do you have picture of the interior?
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, modern architecture for a modern cathedral I suppose. I unfortunately do not yet have any pictures from inside.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 18 Feb 2008, 12:10
For me the clouds between the two buildings draw a face ...
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Ann.
Great set of lead in lines from the sides to the main subject Les. Well done.
Les Auld: I did try straightening it but it ruined the lead-in so left it in the end. Thanks for the comment Brian.
Interesting angle on this much photographed buildings Les. It was of course built over the crypt of the original Lutyens design for a Catholic Cathedral.
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair you're right about the Lutyens angle, the crypt is completely different to the building above ground and gives an idea of just how the Lutyens building would have looked. Thanks for the comment.

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