The Cathedral Church of Christ, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s masterpiece, is built on St. James’ Mount and is visible from miles around: “a visible witness for God in the midst of the great city”.
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The decision to build was taken under the leadership of Bishop Francis James Chavasse, second Bishop of Liverpool, in the summer of 1901.
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After an open competition, a design by an unknown 22-year-old architect was chosen. In 1904 King Edward VII laid the Foundation Stone in the presence of 7,000 people. Building began at the East end and, by means of a series of temporary walls, the whole building moved towards completion.
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In 2007 Steve Williams photographed the building before editing the image to produce a detailed and daunting view of this magnificent example of architecture. A central location provided multiple points of interest within the structure.
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Liverpool Cathedral is also located on the same road as my house and a friend helped with the style of the photo when she explained how the building reminded her of something from Lord of the Rings.
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Another view of the Cathedral
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Let me know what you think
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Ste

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Comments

  • Xenia
    Xeniaalmost 7 years ago

    majestic work!

  • Hoffard
    Hoffardalmost 7 years ago

    Great photo! Very goth!

  • Manuel Gonçalves
    Manuel Gonçalvesalmost 7 years ago

    Very dramatic. I really like it.

  • JennyH
    JennyHalmost 7 years ago

    I just know my scouse Dad would love this…

  • RichardV
    RichardValmost 7 years ago

    Looking at the top half of this pic, Ghostbusters comes to mind. LOL

    Another great B&W Steve.

  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAalmost 7 years ago

    awesome work!

  • Pinhead Industries
    Pinhead Indust...almost 7 years ago

    thank you. really enjoyed the process of bringing this together. Bit fiddly but really pleased with it

  • Ravenor
    Ravenoralmost 7 years ago

    Great work, lovely and gothic…

  • JoLennox
    JoLennoxalmost 7 years ago

    Wow, this is great. B&W looks really good. I’d choose the same perspective (and have done) to capture the best parts.. Nice work

  • Alessandro Pinto
    Alessandro Pintoalmost 7 years ago

    Terrific Image !! LOve the great atmosphere and perspective !!! Impressive work so full of mystery !!!

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