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”.
The decision to build was taken under the leadership of Bishop Francis James Chavasse, second Bishop of Liverpool, in the summer of 1901.
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.
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.
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.
Another view of the Cathedral

Let me know what you think


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  • 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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