St Mary's Cathedral

Located on the top of a hill on Gough Street, this epic sixty metre tall structure is one of San Francisco's and the West Coast's most dramatic looking buildings.

 

The first time I saw it I had no idea it was a religious building as I was so struck by the bold geometric shadows that were cast upon it. I also didn't notice the fifteen metre high cross on top. It was designed in the late 1960's by local architects and opened in 1971.

 

The interior is as spectacular as the outside and I often wonder up Gough just to look at it.

 

 

I had no idea it was a religious building as I was so struck by the bold geometric shadows that were cast upon it

 

 

There are so many features of this building that are aesthetically pleasing. It is incredibly graphic and reminds me of the kind of building your imagination produces when reading about the ministries of power in Orwell's 1984,

 

One of the most frustrating things is not being able to photograph the South facing side from an unhindered position as that is where the greatest shadow play occurs as the earth makes it's daily hula round the sun.

It is incredibly graphic and reminds me of the kind of building your imagination produces when reading about the ministries of power in Orwell's 1984,

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