Showing posts with label St Pauls Cathedral. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St Pauls Cathedral. Show all posts

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Views of St Paul's Cathedral II

A few minutes walk from the painted views of St Paul's in the Guildhall Art Gallery in my last post, the real St Paul's can be seen for yourself.
There are many different viewpoints:

...from street level.

...reflected in street furniture.

...from inside One New Change Shopping Centre, Cheapside.

...reflected in the glass walls of One New Change.

Up high on top of One New Change shopping centre there is a public roof terrace with amazing views:

...of St Paul's with a bus passing by

...the London Eye, you can just make out Big Ben   

...the Shard to the South East

...the old, new and yet to be built, to the West the South, you can just make out the Crystal Palace mast
...and back to St Paul's

These views can be seen for free from the roof of the One New Change roof terrace open seven days a week.
It seems to be a bit of a secret, I haven't met many people who know it's there. It wasn't busy either time I went, even in half term. Having moaned about going, my ten year old ran out of the lift, on to the terrace proclaiming it to be 'cool!'

Friday, 14 February 2014

Views of St Paul's Cathedral I

St Paul's is over 300 years old and was built on the highest point in the city. It remains a constant in an ever changing city. At the Guildhall Art Gallery, you can see paintings of St Paul's which show you how the city has changed over time, not to mention painting styles.

The Lord Mayor Proceeding to Westminster on Lord Mayor's day 9 November 1789
 Richard Paton & Francis Wheatley

The Thames by Moonlight with Southwark Bridge 1884
John Atkinson Grimshaw

The Heart of the Empire 1904 Niels Moller Lund

Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's 1995
Anthony Lowe

Landscape 715 2003-04
John Virtue

Inside the Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Yard & Art Gallery, the site of London's Roman amphitheatre
Open all week, free admission. Why not check out these paintings and the City of London's art collection at the Guildhall Art Gallery, only a stone's throw from the cathedral itself.

Have a look at the website for more details here.
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