Sunday, October 6, 2013

St Giles-In-The-Fields

While I was in London I took a trip up to the top (33rd floor) of the Centrepoint building in the West End and got some fabulous shots even though it was a cloudy misty day. It isn't often that you can get a shot of a church from above the steeple and I really like this perspective of St Giles-In-The-Fields Anglican church. This church was built between 1730-34 in the Palladian style and underwent a large restoration in 1952-53. With its lovely trees it looks like a little oasis among all the buildings that have sprung up around it over the centuries.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here for more religious buildings.

21 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

The green roof amongst the trees is very attractive. This IS a great view.

llandudnopictures said...

A very unusual perspective, not very often you get to photograph a church from above!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty neat view.

Sharon said...

Nice shot. What a great opportunity to get up above it all.

Kay L. Davies said...

When it was built, this would have been one of the tallest buildings around. Now, from above, we see it in a way the people of the 1700s could never have imagined.
The roof would have been copper, I am guessing by the green colour.
Gorgeous shot!
K

JM said...

Great POV!

Linda said...

Imagine what it must have been like when it WAS surrounded by fields.

Gerald (SK14) said...

how lovely to see it from above

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

What a great shot!!! Love London!

William Kendall said...

Amazing shot!

Betty Luckhurst said...

That is definitely an unusual perspective. Great little church and love the background you gave us.

Randy said...

Almost looks like a miniature model scene. Nice shot.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i enjoy your angle of the view. super neat. makes everything look so small. ( :

LĂșcia said...

It's cool seeing thing from a different perspective, isn't it?! ;-)

Jack said...

You have a most appealing perspective here.

Madge Bloom said...

Wonderful point of view!

hamilton said...

Thank goodness the roof is beautiful from on high ;)

Lowell said...

Super shot, Pat. I'm sure those who operate the church like to think of it as an oasis, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic Pat, as you say..not often you get this chance to take a completely different view..

Laura. M said...

You were very high ... The photo is very good!!!!

Karl Demetz said...

Neat view, very good composition!