St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle is simply breathtaking:
Cannot agree with you there Jack. You're condeming contemporary architecture because you reckon if they were to build a cathedral, it'd be limited to a 'glass box'. Have you ever been inside Liverpool Met? It's an astoundingly impressive and grand building. On the scale as the norman cathedrals, and in the same vain of grandeur. I'd argue that if cathedrals were the thing now, they'd be built like this. Unfortunately there's little evidence out there.The really sad thing is, in this modern day and age, when building work should be so much simpler, quicker, more efficient and better organised, you have to ask: will we ever see such buildings of their quality being constructed ever again....??? I doubt it!
In those days, if someone said 'build me a cathedral', they'd immediately start planning a grande building with quality stonework, spires, buttreses, stained glass windows, intricate artwork and detail, statues etc etc etc.
Now, if someone said 'build me a cathedral' they'd come up with a glass box and call it contemporary and innovative....