National Geographic : 1926 May
©Central Aerophoto Co., Ltd. THE BEAUTY IN PROPORTION AND PERSPECTIVE OF ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CAN BE APPRECIATED ONLY FROM AN AIRPLANE The masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren is so hemmed in by streets and houses that it must be "loved from adistance," preferably from the river, where its great dome looms forth in all its majesty. In this national cathedral England has enshrined orcommemorated many ofhersoldier and sailor sons and other illustrious dead. St. Paul's has also been the scene of ceremonials of national mourning and rejoicing, notable among thelatter being a service held in 1917 to celebrate the entry of the United States into the World War (see, also,text, page 581).