I find it quite strange that being a Mancunian, I actually spend alot of my free time in Liverpool. But I’m sure as long as I don’t run around in my United football top, I don’t think anyone will really mind.
This week I was in Liverpool with my sister who was on a training course, I took the opportunity to re-visit the Cathedrals and if I found time, the docks. We also took our Mother along, because we feel she needs to get out more (plus we knew she would enjoy it once she got there).
The Roman Catholic Cathedral: –
This building is an amazing design don’t get me wrong, but I prefer the inside to the outside.
This wasn’t how the original design was going to look, the plan was to build the tallest Cathedral in Europe (Or was it the UK, can’t quite recall) however, it would of taken 200 years to complete. So, they’d started to build the crypt when they decided they didn’t want to wait 200 years for the finished product. What you see today is the newly designed Cathedral, but you can go and see the Crypt – It really is a must see- it’s absolutely amazing (There is a compulsory £3 charge to enter the Crypt – Sadly, no photos we’re allowed.)
Inside the Cathedral:
The main hall and Alter can be seen in the centre. Then there are dedicated chapel’s and prayer areas going off from the main hall area. (This picture really doesn’t do this place any justice – Blame the iPhone camera!)
The Anglican Cathedral:
The inside of this Cathedral was pretty amazing too.
All the wall decoration you can see, has been carved out of the stone wall, its not been added in front of it. You can’t see the fine detail stuff, but the big arches you can see in the photo here.. that has been carved out of the stone block.
The most beautiful stain glass windows..
Again, these didn’t really come out very well on my iPhone camera. Apologies for that.