"Did I Say 'No Photography Allowed?'" St. Paul's Cathedral Tip by mrclay2000

St. Paul's Cathedral, London: 289 reviews and 570 photos

  interior, St Paul's Cathedral
by mrclay2000

St Paul's was my first important European cathedral, and as such I had no common point of reference. When I first entered and marched through the cold nave, my expectations were a little wounded until I reached the area beneath the dome. If the decoration that covers the transepts and the altar were extended to the nave, I might say this church competes with St Peter's. Suddenly confronted with so much finery, I wanted to take a million pictures, when another man was peremptorily ordered to put away his camera. With an unexpected change of heart, he shortly turned aside the prohibitive icon, and added, "I don't see why you can't take a shot."

I took him at his word, consuming two entire rolls -- on a tripod no less, taking the ultimate license.

Address: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Directions: Nearest Tube, St Paul's Station. Near Distaff Lane.
Phone: +44 20 7246 8350
Website: http://www.stpauls.co.uk/rindex.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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