The first was St. Paul's Cathedral. When I was in my teens and early twenties I had the privilege of singing with some very good choirs that put on concerts in this cathedral.
The acoustics are very nice, and I wish I could have gone in to take some pics.
There's a shaded area in front of the cathedral where people can sit and rest and play with the squirrels.
The sun was playing hiding and seek with the clouds . . . the lighting was pretty good for most of the shots I took.
Here's a few more shots of the entrance. I like the contrasting light and shadows.
This shot was tricky. I wanted to get the colors and details of the cathedral while at the same time getting the silhouetted sun . . .
I then headed over to St. Peter's Cathedral Bascilica. I've often thought it a little strange that the two cathedrals are only about a block a part . . . not sure what the reason is for that.
St. Peter's has a very different feel and look to it.
I really like the semi-castle feel some of the features have . . . I really don't have much else to say other than I enjoyed taking the pics. I do wish that the sunlight had stayed but it disappeared behind the clouds.
While I might not be a Christian anymore, I still really appreciate the acoustics, architecture, and cultural history of cathedrals.
Singing in these cathedrals was a spiritual experience for me, and one that I will always treasure.