Wednesday, 17 June 2009


Sandstorm-Iraq-CampTaji-Apr, originally uploaded by Armdour.

I found a bunch of photos here: of the April 2005 sandstorm at Al Asad and realised there there was a panorama to be made from them so I stitched them together!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, 15 June 2009

The cathedral that never was

Section, originally uploaded by Slippy-23.

This is the model for Liverpool's unbuilt Catholic Cathedral from the 30's. Truly monumental in scale, it would have been taller than St. Paul's in London and St. Peters in Rome!

Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyen it would have cost £3m before the war when it was commissioned, and the Crypt built but that had rose to £27m in '47 so they had a competition for something else cheaper and got the ugly (imho) £1.8m 'Paddy's Wigwam' design. Shame really- this monster would have dominated Liverpool's skyline!

Thanks to Slippy-23 for the pic.