Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shrine



The little building that is now being drawfed by the skyscrapers contains a small chapel and is a shrine to Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, the founder of the Catholic order of the Sisters of Charity. She was the first American-born person to be canonized. The James Watson House was once the home to a wealthy merchant and he chose this spot to be close to the harbor. It is nice that we haven’t lost all of the downtown buildings to skyscrapers. I won't be able to do a post for Friday, so I'll wish you a happy weekend and see you Monday!

15 comments:

marley said...

I remember this little building when I was in NYC. It is so small compared to the surrounding buildings! I too am pleased that buildings that are important like this haven't been lost to re-development.

Enjoy your weekend :)

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup cette maison, je la trouve très belle et elle contrasme bien avec les immenses bâtiments derrières elles. Par contre je ne suis jamais rentre dedans, on peut ?
I like this home very much, I think it is very nice and it contrasme definitely with the huge buildings backsides they. On the contrary I am never come back indoors, they can?

Blue Wave 707 said...

It's amazing how there are some small buildings amongst the skyscrapers.

DaveM said...

A complete contrast of building styles. Its good to keep them but sometimes they look out of place amongst the new buildings.

nazzareno said...

...like a small man in the country of the giants... but, "the class is not water", they say in old Italy, and of "class", the small church of it has a lot!
A happy day Lori

Greg C said...

I wish they would limit the height of those buildings. The air sure looks clean and bright. It must be spring.

Gudl said...

that is a great shot! what a contrast!
have a great weekend!

Lori said...

Hello everyone, thanks for your comments today!

Olivier, oui, c'est possible de visiter l'eglise. Il y a une masse là chaque jour, sauf le Samedi. Voici le site: www.setonshrine.com/ (Je ne suis pas sur pour la maison.)

John Roberts said...

Another of your wonderful "old vs. new" photos. You should put together a collection of these!

Neva said...

As ususal, you have wonderful photos! Have a nice weekend!

GMG said...

TGIF!!! Finally, some moments without having to think on things to do tomorrow and with time to come and enjoy your posts! Loved to see the Police building and 5th Ave. This Shrine, however, is outstanding!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter where I'm now strolling around Bilbao!
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Dorothee said...

A strong contrast indeed! I always feel a bit sad when I see a nice building sandwiched between tall modern towers! I am glad this beautiful church is hanging on.

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool info. I didn't realize the importance of the chapel.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice color contrast with the blue and the black and white look.

Gudl said...

Hi Lori,
I hope you have a nice weekend.
Hey, I gave you an award for excellence!! It is mentioned on my blog.
Just that you know...
:-)