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Daytime Reflection of London St.Pauls Cathedral

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London | Architecture | Night Photography

 

EXPLORE # 236

 

Reflection in a glass building of the London St.Pauls cathedral, taking advantage of a rare blue sky ;-]

 

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, although the number is higher if every major medieval reconstruction is counted as a new cathedral. The cathedral sits on the highest point of the City of London, which originated as a Roman trading post situated on the River Thames. The cathedral is one of London's most visited sights.

 

The St Paul’s Cathedral Arts Project is an ongoing programme which seeks to explore the encounter between art and faith. Recent projects have included installations by Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn, Yoko Ono and Martin Firrell.

 

In March 2010, Flare II, a sculpture by Antony Gormley, was installed in the dramatic setting of the Geometric Staircase.

 

In 2007, Dean and Chapter commissioned public artist Martin Firrell to create a major public artwork to mark the 300th anniversary of the topping-out of Wren's building. The Question Mark Inside consisted of digital text projections to the cathedral dome, West Front and inside onto the Whispering Gallery. The text was based on blog contributions by the general public as well as interviews conducted by the artist and the artist's own views. The project presented a stream of possible answers to the question: 'what makes life meaningful and purposeful, and what does St Paul's mean in that contemporary context?' The Question Mark Inside opened on 8 November 2008 and ran for eight nights.

 

In 2009, St Paul's Cathedral commissioned Internationally acclaimed artist Bill Viola has been commissioned to create two altarpieces for permanent display in St Paul’s Cathedral. The project commenced production in mid 2009 with completion in early 2011. Bill Viola has been commissioned to create two altarpieces on the themes of Mary and Martyrs. These two multi-screen video installations will be permanently located at the end of the Quire aisles, flanking the High Altar of the Cathedral and the American Memorial Chapel where US servicemen and women who gave their lives in the Second World War are commemorated. Each work will employ an arrangement of multiple plasma screen panels configured in a manner similar to historic altarpieces.

 

In 2007, the World Monuments Fund and American Express awarded St Paul's a grant as part of their Sustainable Tourism initiative. The project will open up rarely seen areas, relieve crowding in the nave - which suffers heavily from foot traffic and fluctuations in humidity - and fund a new Exploration Centre in the crypt. This centre will provide insight into a variety of topics relating to the cathedral, including architecture, history, science, music, and, of course, religion. A lapidarium of recovered medieval stones and the room containing Wren's "Great Model" (currently only seen by appointment) will also be opened to the public.

 

The nearest London Underground station is St. Paul's.

 

圣保罗座堂(英语:St Paul's Cathedral;另譯為圣保罗大教堂),是英国圣公会伦敦教区的主教座堂,坐落于英国伦敦市,巴洛克风格建筑的代表,以其壮观的圆形屋顶而闻名。 现存建筑建于17世纪 。

 

קתדרלת סנט פול, הנמצאת על גבעת לודגייט במרכז הסיטי של לונדון, היא מקום מושבו של הבישוף של לונדון.

 

წმინდა პავლეს საკათედრო ტაძარი (St Paul's Cathedral) მდებარეობს ქალაქ ლონდონში, ინგლისი, და ლონდონის ეპისკოპოსის საბრძანებელია. ამჟამინდელი შენობა მე-17 საუკუნით თარიღდება და ზოგადად ლონდონის მეხუთე წმინდა პავლეს ტაძრად ითვლება, თუმცა ეს რიცხვი უფრო დიდია თუ ყოველი დიდი სარეკონსტრუქციო სამუშაო ჩაითვლება როგორც ახალი საკათედრო ტაძარი. კათედრალი ლონდონის ერთ-ერთი ყველაზე პოპულარული ღირშესანიშნაობაა.

 

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Daytime Reflection of London St.Pauls Cathedral

  

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