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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Remember when...





...I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico???

A little detail of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi...

"True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice."
St. Francis of Assisi


Now...keeping in mind this quote by St. Francis...and note that this cathedral is dedicated to him...
The cathedral was built at the direction of Archbishop Jean Baptisse Lamy in the late 1800's...
He did not care for the Santa Fe architecture...
so he instructed that the cathedral be built in his favored Romanesque Revival style...
so much for progress moving along without notice!!!



I'm a bit all over the place these days...
I just haven't been moved to take the camera and go shooting...
so...yeah...I'm raiding the archives...

I'll get back on track soon!!! 


17 comments:

  1. shame you aren't taking your camera out much, hope all is ok, love this shot

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    1. Just going through a lack of inspiration these days...I'll be back to it sooner than later!!!

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  2. You are so fortunate to have been at that cathedral. I am doing a study of the Prayer of St Francis-it's quite remarkable!

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    1. That sounds like it would be an interesting study...

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  3. We love the Cathedral, too, especially on Sundays because the music during mass is quite remarkable. The archdiocese has wisely included young people during their services and these young adults are wonderful musicians. Our favorite, Monseignor Jerome Martinez, is now in a Milwaukee parish and we miss his charismatic presence during our visits.

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    1. It's a beautiful cathedral...I found it so interesting that the Archbishop Lamy chose to build it in such a different style than the area's style...

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  4. Like the way you framed this.

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  5. What a fine detail. «Louis» likes geometric shots like this - but rarely takes them.

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  6. Thank heavens for the archives hey Chieftess :) Beautiful arch details, how could the old Archbishop not care for Santa Fe architecture, its so distinctive.

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  7. I like the way you cropped it (or framed it) and you are right about the detail.
    I'm so far behind on posting that almost everything is an archive!

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