Mastodontica bellezza.
È stata la mia ultima tappa prima di lasciare Londra... che dire... ti lascia letteralmente a bocca aperta già mentre cammini lungo il perimetro.
Una chiesa anglicana, esempio del barocco inglese, nel cuore della city, progettata dall'architetto Cristopher Wren nel 1666, dopo il grande incendio che distrusse la precedente cattedrale, e completata nel 1711.
L’attuale edificio religioso, considerato il capolavoro dell'architetto di corte di Carlo II, sorge sul sito di quattro chiese precedenti, egli con astuzia e caparbietà, riuscì a realizzare un'opera splendidamente grandiosa.
E' la chiesa dei londinesi da oltre 300 anni.
L'esterno ricorda molto San Pietro, a Roma.
L’enorme facciata principale ad ovest della Cattedrale presenta due rampe di scale e un porticato corinzio a due ordini sormontato da un frontone, le cui incisioni illustrano la conversione di San Paolo. Il portico è fiancheggiato da due torri aggiunte nel 1707. 
Nella torre di destra, la "Clock Tower", si trova la campana più grande d’Inghilterra, la "Great Paul" di 17 tonnellate, in quella di sinistra trovano ospitalità 12 campane. 
Splendida la cupola che domina il cielo con i suoi 111 metri di altezza, formata da tre strutture sovrapposte: la cupola interna in mattoni, un cono intermedio anch'esso in mattoni che sostiene la sfera e la croce, la cupola esterna in legno e piombo.
La cattedrale di St Paul è una delle icone più visibili nello skyline londinese.
Era il 29 luglio del 1981, quando in questo magnifico luogo di culto si celebrava il matrimonio fra l’erede al trono inglese il principe Carlo e la giovanissima Lady Diana Spencer. Alla cerimonia parteciparono 2 mila e 500 invitati.
Indosso un elegante cappottino estivo smanicato su una base total black che per questa stagione,  come non mai, è un protagonista dello styling ed è più facile da portare di ciò che sembra, mentre resto a bocca aperta di fronte a questa meraviglia dell'architettura britannica.
(Clicca qui per vedere un mio diverso look dove stavo indossando un cappottino smanicato). 
(Clicca qui per vedere i suggerimenti delle fashion bloggers più seguite per poter indossare un cappottino smanicato con abbinamenti super stylish).

Dominating the London skyline for centuries, St. Paul’s Cathedral has remained a beautiful landmark on the capital’s horizon to this day. With a varied history spanning back to 1666, and playing host to many important events in the United Kingdom’s history, including the iconic wedding of Lady Diana Spencer to Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981, St. Paul’s acts as a site of worship, a tourist attraction, and a top-of-the-agenda item for visitors from all over the world.
In 1669, three years after the great fire, Christopher Wren was appointed 'Surveyor of Works' and was tasked with the construction of a new church to replace the destroyed Gothic cathedral.
Wren’s design combined Neoclassical, Gothic, and Baroque elements in an attempt to symbolize the ideals of both the English Restoration and 17th-century scientific philosophy.
The cathedral was built in a relatively short time span: its first stone was laid on June 21, 1675, and the building was completed in 1711.
The impressive facade at the west side of the church consists of a large portico and pediment. A relief on the tympanum depicts the conversion of Paul and was created in 1706. 
The portico is flanked by two towers which weren't part of the original plan. Wren added them at the last minute, in 1707.
St. Paul’s famous dome, which has long dominated the London skyline, is composed of three shells: an outer dome, a concealed brick cone for structural support, and an inner dome. The cross atop its outer dome stands nearly 366 feet above ground level.
It's very similar to St Peter's in Rome. 
I'm wearing a sleeveless summer coat on a total black base, which as never before is a protagonist of the style this season and it's easier to wear than it seems, while I am gaping in front of this wonder of the British architecture.
(Click here to see another outfit where I was wearing a sleeveless coat). 
(Click here to read how to wear a sleeveless coat).

 Location: St Paul's Cathedral - London - United Kingdom

Photos: Oigres Elirab
I was wearing:
1One sleeveless coat and cropped pants
Valentino cap, tee, clutch, and heels

64 comments

  1. Super stylish black on look. I love the vest... makes it one to never forget.
    Happy day Paola!

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  2. You look so classy. Love the bag! Have a great new week! xoxo

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  3. Lovely post outfit and history Ahhh those shoes Happy weekend babe Enjoy London xoxo Cris
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  4. A lot of lovely photos.
    Enjoy your weekend dear.
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  5. Sai sempre come essere elegante, originale e raffinata in modo semplice e femminile. Complimenti e felice domenica <3

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  6. Such a fun vest. Love how you belted it. Have a great week.

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  7. As usual interesting! Thanks for the post)

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  8. You look amazing and stylish! :)

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  9. I visited this masterpiece not so long ago and fell in love with it.
    The architecture is simply AMAZING. You look stunning hun.

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  10. Loving your black ensemble Paola. So damn chic and beautiful.

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  11. Lovely black and white outfit, I love the studs for accessories and your vest looks great belted! :) It's such a pretty building too, thanks for sharing a bit of the history around it!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was so cold here, winter has really hit!

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  12. Beautiful architecture, and I love your shoes!!

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  13. The architecture is magnificent and what a rich history!

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  14. You're always classy and perfect. Love so much your amazing shoes!
    xx

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  15. I love your shoes !

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  16. Thanks a lot :D

    fabulous combo as usual my dear :D loved it

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  17. Super stylish as always :) xx

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  18. I can see you enjoyed London as much as other places you've been ;) Your outfit is awesome and the pictures with the bike simply superb! Have a great week Paola xx

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  19. Meravigliosa come sempre!!!!
    Baci baci
    Marta

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  20. amazing place!! and really love your sunglasses. you look elegant like always, darling

    kisses!
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  21. Me encanta tu look es muy chic!!! Y el collage de fotos es muy original :)
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  22. so cool, trendy everyday look- so comfy if you plan to walk longer around the city - love it

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  23. Le tue scarpe! *__*

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  24. Amazing outfit, very stylish! ❤

    xoxo,
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  25. Davvero un'opera meravigliosa e il tuo è un look stupendo! Bacioni

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  26. I really love that church and your outfit indeed
    Have a nice week dear
    kss
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  27. It must be so beautiful there, great photos! :D


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  28. Such gorgeous pics!!!! AMAMAMAMZZZZZING!! Kick ass outfit!!
    kisses
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  29. Such a stylish outfit - you look stunning as usual!!

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  30. Such an edgy and stylish look! Love your photos and the studded bag and shoes are perfect x http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/07/sale-alert-few-moda-wishlist-fall-look.html

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  31. sempre bellissima e scatti davvero top
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  32. You are always so fab! Love your look, the photos and specially those shoes ♥

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  33. The whole outfit is well put together. My best is the vest and the belt. So unique and beautiful. Kisses

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  34. You always look so good, Paola! xoxo

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  35. Dear Paola, your black on white look is absolutely wonderful and timeless! Enjoy this Tuesday!
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  36. This is really fabulous outfit. Love your red lips <3
    Love <3
    Have a nice day <3
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  37. Sounds really interesting) Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  38. Gorgeous pics!

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  39. Great post.
    xx
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  40. Very Valentino ;)
    good night babe!
    xx

    Eli

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  41. Como disfruto con tus fotos...siempre con ese estilazo!
    Besos.

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  42. This look is beautiful and classic. Black and white is timeless combo and more so if it's Valentino. Love the printed sleeveless coat too.

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  43. Thanks a lot :D

    amaaazing :D I want your t-shirt :D

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  44. Questo look mi piace da impazzire!
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  46. Great photos! Love your Valentino shirt!

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  47. These photos are so beautiful and artistic! You look amazing in this outfit and love all the details too!
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  48. stupenda! adoro il tuo outfit!

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  49. Love your photos, they're so glamorous and so are you!

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  50. Love the look!!
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  51. Amazing location, and I'm loving this outfit! That clutch is so pretty!

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  52. si, ricorda molto il duomo di San Pietro, Roma. Credo che questo duomo in Roma e' stato una ispirazione per quello in Londra. Se ricordo bene ho letto che anche quello in USA Washinton e una coppia di quello duomo in Roma. In ogni caso, e un duomo iconico, una parte di Londra essentiale, di panorama, di tutto.....

    Bellissimo tuo outfit....e foto meraviglioso come sempre. Sei una guida turistica piu bella e stilosa!!!!

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