...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!!!
shame you aren't taking your camera out much, hope all is ok, love this shotReplyDelete
Just going through a lack of inspiration these days...I'll be back to it sooner than later!!!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
That sounds like it would be an interesting study...Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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...Delete
Like the way you framed this.ReplyDelete
What a fine detail. «Louis» likes geometric shots like this - but rarely takes them.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.ReplyDelete
The carvings are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your archives are fab.ReplyDelete
Thank heavens for the archives hey Chieftess :) Beautiful arch details, how could the old Archbishop not care for Santa Fe architecture, its so distinctive.ReplyDelete
I like the way you cropped it (or framed it) and you are right about the detail.ReplyDelete
I'm so far behind on posting that almost everything is an archive!