Now, I am not the most religious of people (in fact I am 100% atheist) but when I had a chance to see Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral this morning, I was pretty excited. I love the architecture of cathedrals, and I had never even seen a picture of Liverpool’s offerings, let alone knew that they had two.
To get to the Cathedral we wound our way through rows of old Georgian town houses, packed tight in with trees, then suddenly it all opens up and you see the almost overpowering grandness of the Anglican Cathedral.
I apologise for the quality of these photos, I was a bit rushed and I have only access to my Iphone camera at the moment, needless to say I couldn’t quite capture the splendor one can see with their eyes.
This is the nave (lowered part) and here as well as all around the Cathedral is various different types of art works. This piece, ‘I felt you and I knew you loved me’ written in pink neon letters, made by the notorious Tracey Emin was commissioned as the Cathedral’s contribution to Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008.
I think it is safe to say there is no other work like it in any other Cathedral. I personally think it is fabulous!
The Cathedral is so grand and alluring inside, and as tall as tall can be. Think how wonderful it must be with a full ceremony taking place.
Small, but more grand and ornate than the rest of the chapel, with achingly beautiful ceilings and wonderful lights hanging down, I had the place to myself, so spent a bit of time breathing it all in, and admiring the altar.
More information on the Cathedral can be found here
I will keep you posted on the rest of my sightseeing.