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Cathedral Church Of St Saviour And St Mary Overie

Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London, and archaeological evidence shows there was Roman pagan worship here well before that. We know there has been a church on this site since AD 606. There may well have been a church here even earlier.

Significantly, Southwark stands at the oldest crossing point of the tidal Thames at what was the only entrance to the City of London across the river for many centuries. It is not only a place of worship but also of hospitality to every kind of person: princes and paupers, prelates and prostitutes, poets, playwrights, prisoners and patients have all found refuge here.

From the website: Southwark Cathedral

The Cathdral was officially declared as a historic listed building in March 1950.

Location: Southwark Cathedral

This is a vew of the Cathedral, reflected in a puddle in the churchyard (rotated of course). Spotted while my friend Shawn and I, were walking around London Borough Market, one of the most picturesque food markets in London, situated just next to the Cathedral.

[Sony a350, Sigma 17-70@17mm, f:5.6, 1/20sec, ISO-100]

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    Excellent capture George.

  • Many thanks Richard :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot, well done.

  • Thanks Jason, glad you like it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetabout 5 years ago

    Superb reflection and composition. Very interesting read as well! :-)

  • Thanks Johanne – I’ve finally done some shooting after a long time, so you’ll see some more shots coming through… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickabout 5 years ago

    Great and unusual perspective George, nice one :)

  • Thanks Pete – It was a case of “oh, look a puddle! can I get a good reflection off it?” LOL

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 5 years ago

    What an interesting perspective, well done :)

  • Thank you very much Paulette :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlabout 5 years ago

    Wow, excellent reflection George!

  • Thanks Monika :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

    This is one fantastic reflection….I love reflections but have never seen anything in a puddle that comes close to this quality.

  • Thank you :-) I’m glad you like it!

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampabout 5 years ago

    it looks like there is ice on your lens great photo tho mono

  • LOL – No ice! that was the shape of the stone that the puddle was on :-) Thanks Charlie

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Robin Young
    Robin Youngabout 5 years ago

    Well spotted, great image.

  • Thank you very much Robin :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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