The Imposing Facade

St Paul's Cathedral

The Imposing Facade

I get very used to seeing images of St Paul’s Cathedral from the river, showing the famous dome. It’s truly iconic! There’s so much more to see around this incredible building. This is the facade from the front entrance. I have memories of standing here as a child, beneath the statue of the stern monarch, feeling very small and intimidated. I wanted to try to recreate that feeling of awe within this image. I crouched at child-height beneath the monument to capture the shot and then turned a bright, blue-sky day into a dark monochrome. This is my choice for this week’s Wex Mondays challenge. I’ll have a few more scenes from St Paul’s to share soon that show a few more unusual views of this London landmark.

10 comments on “The Imposing Facade

    • Thanks so much πŸ™‚ I think it’s incredibly usual for people to take things on their own doorstep for granted. We’re so used to the sight that we forget that it’s something that others would love to see more of! I love finding the quirky and less well known aspects of London πŸ™‚ It’s such a crazy big city with so many influences!

    • Thanks Colline πŸ™‚ Interesting how a dome completely softens the look of such buildings! I wonder how much more imposing it seemed at the time it was built when the surrounding area was less built up and all at lower heights. It must have been such a towering edifice to Londoners of the era!

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