Wondering in the city of London, visitors cannot seem to avoid seeing the most notable feature of St Paul’s Cathedral — the dome. The majestic delicate spire has dominated this piece of sky for many years, and the cross at its summit definitely looks sacred.
When the gold spire shines, I suppose many would image how the interior is like. I actually got interested in the inner image.
One tip from a local gentle man: you can possibly,for free, enter a church or cathedral in the afternoon (when it is not available for common visitors) if you wish to listen to Evensong.
Internally, St Paul’s Cathedral has a large spaced nave and choir. The walls are decorated in Baroque way, generally white and partially gold.
Candles were lightened to drive away darkness.
Choral evensong wafted across the building.
I was impressed by the sense of awe and a solemn atmosphere.
I had very good time sitting in the stalls listening to the choir. The evensongs were beautiful and vibrant, which made me feel calm and peaceful. Even though I fell asleep for 15 minutes, I didn’t think it is boring at all. Here, I felt sort of relaxed.
When eventually looking at the interior of the dome, I saw classic religious paintings telling a story somehow. If only I could understand more with more Bible knowledge!
What is more, as Wikipedia says :”The interior of the dome showing how Thornhill’s painting continues an illusion of the real architectural features.” Nowadays, I definitely rely on the Internet when I need to further.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral (racheltakeseurope.wordpress.com)
- Choir commended at Service for Seafarers, St Paul’s Cathedral (theroyalhospitalschool.wordpress.com)
- St. Paul’s Cathedral Dome (controlledbiorealities.wordpress.com)