Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yesterday, Sunny left a comment about the previous picture of the church in Seward. She commented that the church seemed as if it was part of the landscape. Her thoughts reminded me of another church and the realization that although a totally different kind of church too was part of the landscape.

In contrast to the rural setting and quaint church of Seward, this cathedral in the city with it's white stone edifice was part of it's urban landscape. It plays a part in people's lives just as the church that has served Seward for so many years. A different patron with a different life journey but still meeting the same needs. The warmth and comfort within the cathedral that poured out of the massive open doors invited passers-by inside to spend time reflecting. I wondered if these two were life long friends and if they were regulars here. Holding each others hand as they ascended the steps, into the light.


Simply Heather said...

What a picture, Dan. Look at the inside and the soft edges bring in it's meaning so perfectly.

Dan Felstead said...

I thought that the contrasting soft light of the inside with the hard white/grey light of the outside spoke volumes...that is what caught my eye to take the picture.


Sunny said...

Dan, thank you for your kind words yesterday. They were much appreciated.

This cathedral is wonderful indeed. There are not many churches in cities that become part of the landscape. This one is surely is. And it is so touching to see the two going inside holding each other's hands.

The photograph that tells a story.

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny you are welcomed and I appreciate the comments you leave.


Ian Buchan said...

Yes, country church or soaring cathedral, they seem to have an ambience of their own. Lichfield, Freiberg, St Botolph's in Oxfordshire (dating from Middle Ages), Maria Hilfe in Vienna, I consider myself very favoured to have been able to experience these. i do like your picture, just framing the doors for a change...great. Thamks.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for your comment. I am going to look up the cathedrals you mentioned. I am very interested in the architecture.