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.
I’m in London again tomorrow at St Thomas’ Hospital. At the back of the hospital by the gardens you will find what I have always thought to be the best view of the Palace of Westminster! I love looking across the Thames to see this beautiful building, framed by the trees and stone walls. The weather is looking rather unpredictable for the afternoon so whether I can get any more photography done, well we’ll just have to wait and see!