Thursday, June 7, 2007

St. John the Divine


Another photo from my trip to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine a few weeks ago. Unfortunately my inside pictures weren't that successful. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the largest cathedral in the world (but not the largest church.) It is impressive inside, although there was a fire there in 2001 and it looks like they are still rebuilding from that.

14 comments:

John Roberts said...

I just discovered your blog today. You have a good eye for the unusual and unique things that make a photo interesting. I'll be back to check your blog again soon.

John

DaveM said...

Tremendous sense of height here Lori. Whilst I'm not religious I like visiting churches and cathederals. I wander back to the time when they were built and they must have been the equivalent of sky scrapers to the people of Medieval Britain. Have you read "Pillars of Earth" by Ken Follet. Its a story about cathederal building in the Middle Ages and gives a good insight into what happened in that time.

Moi said...

the light from above accentuates the divine feeling ...i am not a believer either but like davem said I too love visiting places of worship for their architectural wonder..and my camera loves them more..:)

Nazzareno said...

.... goodness the angle of this shot has made it looks so interesting.
P.S.This cathedral is the largest cathedral and second largest christian church in the world, (being surpassed only by Saint Peter's Basilica).

Olivier said...

une superbe photo feerique. cette cathedrale est vraiment tres belle et à une histoire fabuleuse.


a superb fairy-like photograph. this cathedral is really very beautiful and with a fabulous history.

Gudl said...

Very nice shot! I love how the light floods in.

Bergson said...

This photograph please me much

with these columns which seems to tighten the 3 stained
glasses

Sally Lomax said...

Hi! Found you through Meredic!

Excellent picture.

lv2scpbk said...

Those stained windows are beautiful. You captured the sunlight nicely shining from the top.

meredic said...

Tell us a little about how you took the picture perhaps. Why are you less happy with your inside pictures.

Lori said...

Hi everyone and thanks for your nice comments.

Dave M, I'll have to look for that book by Ken Follet. I don't know it, but it sounds interesting!

Nazzareno, I figured St. Peter's must be bigger!

Meredic, well I can't really describe how I took the picture because I just pushed the button and snapped a picture. I'm not really an expert in how to use my camera! I keep meaning to take a class, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. One of these days I will read the book that came with it. (Most of the inside pictures were very fuzzy.)

JAM said...

Love the atmosphere here. I've never been in a place like this.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Thank you for this picture.
We can feel the atmosphere through your lense !!!
What else can I say ?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I visited the National Cathedral in Washington DC last month and the tour guide mentioned St. John the Divine.

I visited St. John the Diving two years ago when I took my friend from Louisiana there for a visit. It is a spectacular building.