The photos below are what we saw.
plenty of nice cars while hiking around the city, but this was
the only Rolls Royce.
from a block away, the church was imposing, so a tourist photo
across the street the full scale of the entry becomes visible.
were prohibited, so I had to be clandestine; I will surely
be smoldering in hell for these acts. Note the intricate
details on the ceiling.
smaller alcoves had the same level of detail.
dome was actually several nested domes.
inlaid marble on the floor of the nave.
detail in the ceiling was breathtaking.
Paul's, like ever other proper cathedral, has a massive
organ. I feel a joke coming here....
narrative audio guide repeatedly stated that St. Paul's is a
"living church", so the presence of modern art should not have
surprised me. But it did. I felt this was rather out
of place given the context. Not bad, just out of place.
altar and stained glass windows were inspiring.
sun behind me, the colors and details of the inlaid ceiling
become more visible.
was gold leaf on the cast iron railings and wood panels.
colors on the walls highlighted the roof.
the side chapels.
contextually non-congruent display. This was live video
representing earth, wind, fire and water. We watched the
whole cycle and it was somewhere between interesting and
cathedrals have crypts, so this was not a surprise.
detailed marble work was impressive.
climbed the spiral stairs to the "Whispering Gallery" and
encountered this graffiti carved into the stone wall. Note
gallery, we could see the entire nave, but it was too vast for
my 24mm lens.
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