St Paul's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill in the City of London and the seat of the Bishop of London. The present building dates from the 17th century and is generally reckoned to be London's fifth St Paul's Cathedral, not counting every major medieval reconstruction as a new cathedral. The cathedral sits on the highest point of the City of London, which originated as the Roman trading post of Londinium situated on the River Thames.
St Paul's Cathedral today is a busy working church. Daily services are held every day to which all are welcome to attend. Whilst the Cathedral charges for those who wish to sightsee, it does not charge for people who want to worship. Those attending services at St Paul's do so at no cost. People seeking a place to be quiet and pray are admitted to the St Dunstan's Chapel free of charge. Admission on Sundays for all services is free and there is no sightseeing.
The Royal Family holds most of their important marriages, christenings and funerals at Westminster Abbey, but St Paul's was used for the marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. The religious service for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was also celebrated there.
The cathedral is one of London's most visited sights.
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travelm8 (366) 2009-10-22 15:59
I think you have handled the image well, very sharp detail although I would have done more on the tilt adjus to stop it looking like it was falling to the right.
The offcentre POV is good as well, welcome to TE and keep posting your photos.(preferably with a note attached)
- Copyright: Faisal Huda (fhuda) (11)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): London on a shoestring [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-22 9:46