Today we visited St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the prettiest cathedrals I’ve seen so far on the trip. Just like other religious sites (such as Westminster Abbey), we were not allowed to take photos of the interior, but I WAS able to take photos as we climbed the cathedral steps – all 527 of them, in fact!
One of my favorite places in the cathedral was the Whispering Gallery. If you whispered into the dark brown wood, you could hear the whisper from any other location. It was really fun whispering back and forth to each other! Unfortunately since it counted as part of the interior, we were not allowed to take photos.
The view from the Stone Gallery was pretty amazing – we had the entire London skyline available for photos, and the view of the Globe and the London Eye was just beautiful!
The Golden Gallery is the highest point of the cathedral, so we assumed that the view would be even better – and it was! I was glad to have brought my zoom lens, even though it makes my already heavy camera that much heavier. The photos would have been wasted otherwise!
The way back to the main floor of the cathedral was just as tricky as climbing up. The stairs are pretty narrow (and majority of them are spiral) so there is a warning sign for those with claustrophobia. In order of climb, the three main galleries are the Whispering, Stone, and Golden galleries. As we descended, we also enjoyed listening to the choir practice.