St. Paul's Cathedral, London by Valerie Pretto

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Located in London, the St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in 1675. The cathedral is listed as a Grade 1 building by Historic England, marking it as a building of exceptional historical interest. It is made up of 70,000 tons of Portland Stone, a limestone quarried in Dorset, England, and has the second largest dome in the world. In Anglicanism, a denomination of Christianity developed by the Church of England, the circle represents the heavenly and divine. In light of this symbolism, I made the dome the focal point of the photograph. I decided to take the photograph during the late afternoon, allowing for the cool tones of the sky to reflect onto the lead-clad exterior in order to emphasize the connection between the man-made structure and the divine.