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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral


Inspired by Bill's images of the cathedral  I decided to have a walk around the Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool. This was taken from the rear of the building standing on the roof of the original Lutyens designed building. The crypt was built up to 1941 when war stopped work and after the war costs had risen so much the building could not be completed. If it had been the Cathedral would have been the largest in the world. After several attempts to restart building, at a reduced scael in 1960 a competition was held to provide a new dsign to be built onthe base of the Lutyens design. The building submitted by the architect Sir Fredrick Gibberd was chaosen and the so building started again in 1962. The cathedral was compted in 1967 and has had a few modifications since then.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral


Inspired by Bill's images of the cathedral  I decided to have a walk around the Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool. This was taken from the rear of the building standing on the roof of the original Lutyens designed building. The crypt was built up to 1941 when war stopped work and after the war costs had risen so much the building could not be completed. If it had been the Cathedral would have been the largest in the world. After several attempts to restart building, at a reduced scael in 1960 a competition was held to provide a new dsign to be built onthe base of the Lutyens design. The building submitted by the architect Sir Fredrick Gibberd was chaosen and the so building started again in 1962. The cathedral was compted in 1967 and has had a few modifications since then.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Aug 2009, 06:42
It's very iconic Les: I knew straight away where this was even though I've neveer been to Liverpool in my life
Les Auld: It is very recognisable Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 2 Aug 2009, 08:46
Thanks for the potted history Les, but what is the coloured art work all about? Very interesting shot,nice sky really sets off the roof and main building.
Les Auld: Haven't been able to find out about the artworks, there are a few around the building. Thanks for the comment.
Nicely composed Les. Lovely shot.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, didn't realise I had taken this one so it worked out well.
Nice one Les. Didn't see this as we didn't get round the back!
Les Auld: Not many people do Bill, it was quite deserted. Thanks for the comment.
Good use of the two seperate items for your composition Les. I thought from the thumbnail you had done a mono with colour popping but now I see it is all colour. Very nice.
Les Auld: I did enhance the contrast of the glass though Brian, thanks for the comment.
It certainly has a recognisable profile which I guess is a plus point for a building. Good shot with the strong colours in the foreground.
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, Paddy's wigwam is perhaps almost on a par with the Liver Building in the recognisable stakes.
As Chris says, it's very iconic, but I can't make up my mind whether I like it or not. Guess I need to see it in the flesh to decide really. Nice shot htough....
Les Auld: i must admit that it is pretty uninteresting in the flesh Mark.
Superb composition and PP.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, strange that since I posted this on Flickr I have seen many others in similar style.

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