On the left is a photograph of St. Paul’s Cathedral, in Kolkata, taken in the 1860s. On the right is a photograph of St. Pauls’ Cathedral taken in the 2010s. Note how the tower is less pointed now than in the original design. Left photo credit: Samuel Borne, public domain. Right photo credit: Ankitesh Jha

On the left is a photograph of St. Paul’s Cathedral, in Kolkata, taken in the 1860s. On the right is a photograph of St. Pauls’ Cathedral taken in the 2010s. Note how the tower is less pointed now than in the original design. Left photo credit: Samuel Borne, public domain. Right photo credit: Ankitesh Jha

On the left is a photograph of St. Paul’s Cathedral, in Kolkata, taken in the 1860s. On the right is a photograph of St. Pauls’ Cathedral taken in the 2010s. Note how the tower is less pointed now than in the original design. Left photo credit: Samuel Borne, public domain. Right photo credit: Ankitesh Jha

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Alka Tripathy-Lang is a freelance science writer based in Chandler, Arizona, and holds a Ph.D. in geoscience.
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