NS5964 : St Andrew's RC Cathedral

taken 5 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

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St Andrew's RC Cathedral
St Andrew's RC Cathedral
Glasgow's other cathedral, Category A Listed LinkExternal link , by the Clyde at Clyde Street.
St Andrews RC Cathedral Memorial Garden

The garden was created immediately to the east of the cathedral during the 2009-2011 renovations. It has a fountain and a 200-year-old olive tree donated by a village in Tuscany. The garden was described as “an oasis from the world” by its designer Archbishop Conti.

Amongst the many large memorial tablets in the walls is the world’s largest memorial to those who died in the sinking of the cruise ship Arandora Star in 1940. The ship was torpedoed by the Nazis while carrying mainly British-Italian internees; about 800 people died.

The main memorial is a cluster of mirrored steel slabs, like huge gravestones. On one side of each slab is a quote from the gospels; on the other a line from classical Italian poetry.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cathedral 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5906 6475 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.3168N 4:15.1880W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5897 6460
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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