Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Day 12: Peel Park covered in spring sun #1

Today I went out and took pictures of some of the first real sun light we have had in a while. I will be posting them for the next few days so that I don't run out of things to take pictures of :P Today I didn't just see Nature waking up i also saw people a lot more than normal walking around with a small smile on their face happy about the warmth and brightness of the sun. I think today a lot more than just nature woke up but also people and their daily lives. I like this Photo because it almost looks like the tree is pointing you in the direction of the Photo itself and is showing you the beauty of the Church in the background of the sun lit grass. I did my best with my camera to capture it and i hope you enjoy it too :P 
Now for some random facts! 
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, usually known as Salford Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England. Located on Chapel Street, Salford, not far from Manchester city centre, it is the seat of the Bishop of Salford and mother church of the Diocese of Salford. The architectural style is decorated neo-Gothic, and the Cathedral is a Grade II.
St. John's Church, Salford, was built between 1844 and 1848 to designs of Matthew Ellison Hadfield (1812–1885) of Weightman and Hadfield of Sheffield, by Benjamin Hollins of Manchester. Hadfield's design for St. John's, the first cruciform Catholic church to be built in England after the Reformation, was closely modelled on a number of noted medieval churches. The 'west' (actually south) front is copied from Howden Minster in the East Riding of Yorkshire; the choir and sanctuary are a replica of those of Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire; the decorations of the groined roof are copied from the church of St Jacques in Liege, Belgium; the tower and spire, the latter the tallest in Lancashire at the time of building, are derived from the church of St Mary Magdalene in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Two notable local businessmen, Daniel Lee (d. 1858) and John Leeming (d. 1877), each donated £1,000 towards the cost of the church and furnishings; both benefactors are commemorated in chantries at the 'east' end of the choir. The Cathedral's 'east' window of 1856, by William Wailes of Newcastle, depicts the history of Catholic Christianity in England, from the conversion of Ethelbert by St. Augustine in 597, to the restoration of the Catholic hierarchy in 1850. The total cost of building the Cathedral was £18,000.


  1. That is a lovely picture baby! I cant wait to walk there with u this weekend <3 I love you xxx

  2. Crystal Metzler1 March 2011 at 23:24

    It was a bit sunny here too today. And i found myself just standing in it letting it hit me in the face for a hot minute! I cant wait for summer! :) gorgeous pic!