Though it was obvious of course, when reaching the top of these steps, where the ground was broken up still, and leading then onto large expanses of roughly mown grass slopes. I couldn't see the Sunday congregation taking this path that I trod....
Still, the Cathedral was 'just up there' and little point of heading back down, and around the large city block to any other entrance. Which way would I go anyway, left ... or right? Time was of the essence. Go see this monumental structure before heading home, or give it a miss.
So, with a bit of tricky footwork, I got photos to share!
The Anglican, Christ Church Cathedral has quite an elaborate history that I couldn't do justice by interpreting here (so I won't). Instead, I link to the cathedral's site where relevant details are well documented.
it was after rounding the corner of the Cathedral at this point, there was to be seen open doors, to the front of the Cathedral! True, I hadn't done any geo-research obviously.
and it was special to not only be able to enter, but also to be granted permission to take photos.
here I find that this is The Lecturn, taking the form of an eagle with spread wings, made of brass. It had been gifted in 1902 by Miss Emma Kemp.
leaving, the way I should have entered.