The church in the garden

Today’s image shows one of my favourite churches in London – St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.  Originally built in the mid-1600s by Inigo Jones, it has become associated with the acting profession; and inside, plaques in memory of members of the acting profession line the walls.

The outside is also very striking – simple, but bold.  When photographing a famous building, the temptation is always to try to get right in front of it and capture the whole facade in neat, symmetrical perfection.  And there’s nothing wrong with that.  But sometimes I like to take a step aside, and see what a different perspective shows me.  In this image, I like the way that the churchyard and its foliage break up the unimpeded view of the church itself – the building is still clearly visible, but framed by the leaves of the trees and the elegance of the churchyard lamps.

St Paul's Covent Garden

St Paul’s Covent Garden

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About simongregor

Photographer, business thinker and tour guide.
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