Tuesday, March 6, 2018

London Skyline and St. Pauls Cathedral

One of my bucketlist??? hehehe to visit St. Pauls Cathedral and we finally did it a month ago. I was so excited to see it for real. It was so beautiful, everything in there was so beautiful for me. Camera is not allowed inside, so i put my camera inside my bag and to respect the place. There was an on-going mass during our visit. I really want to get my camera out and took photos but i just cant. Some people took photos secretly so i did it with my phone as well.
Well while were at the top of St. Paul, we are free to take photos. Hahaha the london skyline sooo wow . Of course i took a lot of photos lol Check it out below!
St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present cathedral, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren's lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London.
The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1967. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul's is the second-largest church building in area in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral.
St Paul's Cathedral occupies a significant place in the national identity. It is the central subject of much promotional material, as well as of images of the dome surrounded by the smoke and fire of the Blitz. Services held at St Paul's have included the funerals of Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Baroness Thatcher; jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria; peace services marking the end of the First and Second World Wars; the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer; the launch of the Festival of Britain; and the thanksgiving services for the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees and the 80th and 90th birthdays of Elizabeth II.
St Paul's Cathedral is a working church with hourly prayer and daily services. The tourist entry fee at the door is £18 for adults (March 2017, cheaper online), but no charge is made to worshippers. (Wikipedia)

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Swear St. Paul's Cathedral is beautiful. Climbed to the dome is a must. You can see most of London Skyline. It's worth the climbed :) :) :)

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