Thursday, 1 July 2010

St Paul's-at-a-distance

This is St Paul’s Cathedral, photographed from approximately 4 miles due south. I was at the high point (200 ft above sea level) in Nunhead Cemetery, south London. The 52 acre cemetery once had a ‘lawns and stones’ layout but is now almost completely overgrown, although the council manages to keep a viewing corridor cut through the trees to enable this view of Wren’s masterpiece. It is interesting because we normally have to look up the cathedral, whereas this is much more of a level shot.

With a better lens and a tripod one could get a much closer and sharper picture. Here is one I found on Flickr.

There is a wealth of history on the cemetery; just look in Google.

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