At first glance, this really feels incompatible with the image of the church in mind, and the style is very non-mainstream. This is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool City Cathedral. The silvery look and the central thorn-like rounded roof are a very modern design. It is said that CNN has rated it as one of the ugliest top ten buildings in the world, and the locals have given it the nickname: "Paddy's Wigwam" (Paddy is a nickname for Irish Catholics). A small circular Catholic church in England, which began construction in 1850, was only partially completed due to insufficient funds. The construction was then interrupted for more than 60 years, and the final completion was in 1967, and the entire process took more than 100 years.
Inside the church, the faint light from the patio creates a mysterious space. You can see the bright colors of the inner hall. If the sun shines through the colored glass at this time, there will be different light and shadows of red, blue, green, purple, etc., which is very beautiful. In addition, in 1982, the then Pope John Paul II visited, and it was active as a Catholic center in Liverpool. Now there are Chinese people who call it a hot pot church. It is said that hundreds of unlucky children are thrown into the gloomy basement examination of this church every year. .
Liverpool Cathedral, also known as AnglicanCathedral. It is the largest church in the United Kingdom, also known as the Catherdral Church of Chris in Liverpool. It is also the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and its architectural style blends traditional Gothic and modern monumental styles. The design of the single tower was an innovation at the time. The tower was 101 meters high and built the world's third largest clock. The exterior is not very eye-catching, but the interior space is extremely high and ethereal. And you can enter for free and listen to the hymns of the choir.
It is worth mentioning that this magnificent and solemn religious building is from the hands of a 22-year-old youth. In 1902, the 22-year-old Giles Gilbert Scott selected the design competition at Liverpool Cathedral, which was a bit controversial, but Scott's mastery of Gothic style and professional family background (George Gilbert Scott Junior) Sir and grandfather Sir George Gilbert Scott are both very famous architects in British history. Sir Grandpa Scott designed London's St. Pancras Station. The Albert Memorial, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the chapel at St. John's College of Cambridge, the main building of the University of Glasgow, etc., and other British landmarks involved in the design are numerous. Let the project run aground. In 1904 King Edward laid the cornerstone and the church began construction. In 1924, the first part of the Church and the East Hall were completed. In 1941, the second stage tower was initially completed and put into use. In World War II, the church miraculously survived the death. However, due to the downturn in the national economy and the impact of the world war, it was not until 1978, after a full 76 years, the main part of the church was officially completed, and Elizabeth II attended the completion ceremony. Unfortunately, Scott died in 1960. He didn't wait until the day when his work was perfectly presented, but Scott not only left this beautiful church, but London's iconic red telephone booth was also from his hand.