The Old Cathedral by Joel Meyerowitz (1977)

The photograph titled “The Old Cathedral” was taken by Joel Meyerowitz in St. Louis in the year 1977. The image depicts a side view of an old Cathedral with its classic architecture featuring a prominent stone wall and a visible bell tower with a clock. In the foreground is a pile of rubble or debris, suggesting recent construction or demolition activity. The aged look of the cathedral contrasts sharply with the modern buildings in the background; a high-rise tower’s reflective surface catches the sky, and another building’s repetitive windows pattern the backdrop. The photograph contains a sense of history clashing with modern development, representing a juxtaposition of different architectural eras within an urban environment.

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