Monday, August 31, 2015

St. Paul's Cathedral

Hello everyone. Last week, we had an excellent day out with our mum, and went to St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late 17th century, after it's predecessor was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. Many important ceremonies have taken place here, such as the funeral of British Prime Minister during WWII, Sir Winston Churchill, a remembrance ceremony for 9/11, the wedding of Charles (Prince of Wales), and Lady Diana, and Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Service, to name a few. St. Paul's Cathedral is commonly known for being in a very famous photograph of London in the Blitz, where the dome is rising  up above the smoke, symbolizing hope.
In St. Paul's Cathedral, we went up to the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery, and the Golden Gallery. The Whispering Gallery is about one hundred feet up, but you are not exposed to air. The Whispering Gallery is a really cool place because if you send a friend directly opposite from you, make them put an ear to the wall, you talk into the wall, your friend might hear you. The Stone Gallery is about one hundred ninety feet in the air, and you get a really good view of London's skyline. But if you're brave enough to go up one hundred fifty two more steep steps, you will emerge at an altitude of about two hundred ninety feet in the Golden Gallery.
At the top of the Golden Gallery you can get a really good view of London's skyline. The tallest building in the picture is the Leadenhall Building, but the nickname for it is Cheesegrater. The one to the left of Cheesegrater is The Pickle. The farthest building to the right is the Walkie Talkie Building.
The big ferris wheel in the picture is the London Eye, one of London's best attractions. It may not be as high as St. Paul's, but when you are on it you feel really high!
We weren't allowed to take photos inside, so here is St. Pauls Website.
Overall, St. Pauls Cathedral was really fun. So I'd say this trip was EXCELLENT!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of your mum for going up so high with you guys!