Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Friday, 29 May 2015
The Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool is the largest Catholic Cathedral in England. It took a long time to reach fruition but was finally consecrated in 1967. The circular Cathedral is surprisingly light and airy when you enter. I was also amazed that it could hold 3000 people as it doesn't look that large from the outside. It is now a familiar sight on the Liverpool skyline and is affectionately known as 'Paddy's Wigwam'
The blue stained glass windows flood the cathedral with light. The tower above the altar has large areas of stained glass designed by John Piper (who designed the windows in Coventry Cathedral) and Patrick Reyntiens.
The blue from the windows is reflected throughout the Cathedral.