20cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas board
It was the last of the days sun was sinking and it lit up the top half of the cathedral yesterday. I managed to get a quick sketch done and take some photos to do a painting. I spent some time wandering around the gardens looking at the gothic building and all the old memorials and even older trees, only the traffic betrayed the fact that I hadn’t slipped through to the 1800’s.
Located at the rear of the Anglican Cathedral, it occupies ten acres of ground which were once the final resting place of nearly 58,000 souls.
From an American sea captain, stabbed to death, to children who died within hours of their birth. From a midget artist who painted England's nobility, to a simple serving girl. They all found their way into this quiet, final resting place, in Liverpool.
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