St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow

I just love to go to church - well, at least with a camera!

I'm not against religion or anything, but I don't go to church.  I feel like I get my inspiration from the world around me, and that is sufficient for me.  But, you didn't come here to listen to me talk about that, did you?  I didn't think so.

One thing I do love to do while traveling is to check out the various churches, chapels and cathedrals, and especially when I am in Europe.  Some are huge and amazing, and some not so much.  This one sort of fits in the middle.

This is St. Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland.  I have shot it several times, and personally I find it very beautiful.  I was in Glasgow shooting with my friend Mike Murphy, and this was the first place we shot after meeting up that day.  Luckily when we arrived it was mid-day and thus it was pretty empty - which is of course ideal.

Most people, when looking for a church to visit in Glasgow, end up at St. Mungo's, which is also known as Glasgow Cathedral.  It's much larger than this one, and in my opinion is the "grande dame" of local cathedrals (and yes, we went there too).

But I have to admit I have a soft spot for this place.  There's just something about it that I like.  Perhaps it's the smaller size, or the ornate architectural details that make it stand out to me.  Whatever it is, I love to make a quick visit (that's another nice thing - you can shoot it fairly quickly) each time I am there.  I always leave feeling good!

And if you are interested, you can find my list of the best places to shoot in Glasgow here.