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Anzac War Memorial // Hyde Park

A reflective space in the heart of the city, just a short walk away from St Mary’s Cathedral.

Made me think about how important it is to have such places of tranquility around us, even in the city.

Humans are, by default, sensitive creatures, and we absorb the vibrations of our surroundings. If we are constantly surrounded by harsh noises, words, and angular structures, it’s no wonder that people in a predominantly city-like environment may grow to be less at peace, less accepting and flexible, and less happy with themselves.

Places and spaces like these can serve to remind us that there is more to life than rushing from one appointment to another, meeting deadline after deadline. They remind us that there is still beauty in this world, that it is ok to slow down once in a while, especially when we feel we need to, that it is ok to admire the beauty in our surroundings, and that we should admire the beauty in the world around us, because we are a part of it.

St Mary’s Cathedral

There is something magical about the air inside a cathedral. Everyone becomes shadows of our physical selves, dwarfed by the beauty created by light, lines, shadows and structures.

Am feeling the desire to see the cathedrals of Europe grow stronger  after stepping into St Mary’s – Bucket List just got longer.