Friday, January 9, 2015

The Hawk Is Up In His Nest

I was in a bit of a med-fogged mind when I came up with that title some days back (I'm off the painkillers now, fortunately, no longer limping, and feeling more myself). Anyway, it's an apt title, since we're on high ground in this shot. This is from the organ loft above Christ Church Cathedral, taken last June during Doors Open. The view of the sanctuary from up here takes it all in.


More from inside the sanctuary tomorrow. For reference, this is what the church looked like at that  time of year outside. It was much warmer than it is these days.



40 comments:

  1. I have missed a post, you have been limping? Sorry to hear that but glad you are on the mend. Great shots of the church. It looks very beautiful inside.

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  2. Rather nice looking place to visit I must say

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  3. I am glad you go right, everything ends up healing.

    Tomás.

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  4. Glad to hear you are getting well, I like the wooden ceiling of the church.

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  5. Great perspective in the first photo.
    Nice to read that you are feeling well.

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  6. he high vantage point works well for that shot - I like all the arches

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  7. An old fashioned and beautiful building with a beautiful interior...

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  8. I like the big contrast in the second shot, William !

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  9. @Linda: I've always thought so.

    @Denise: I took a fall on Christmas Eve and did a number to my leg. Needless to say, spending Christmas Eve in a hospital emergency ward is no fun.

    @Bill: it's a grand church.

    @Tomas: it does, fortunately.

    @Marianne: so do I.

    @Marleen: it's a nice vantage point from up there.

    @Aimee: the architecutural style appeals to me.

    @VP: it certainly works for me.

    @Karl: thank you!

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  10. That's an impressive view..the church looks huge from up there!
    Jane x

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  11. I like that you have shown the beams in the interior. Neat!

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  12. i like that interior! nice and bright! and glad you're feeling better!

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  13. I am very fond of these traditional, very beautiful cathedrals in the Anglican tradition. Love that first shot, especially.

    Try not to slip on ice (or anything else) and keep improving! That's an order! :)

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  14. I enjoy all your church photos. It's enough to get one interested in church architecture!

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  15. It's a nice view from up there.

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  16. That's the best place to get a full view!

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  17. @Jane and Chris: it's an impressive church inside and out.

    @EG: they add character to the sanctuary.

    @Tex: it seems to let in a lot of light.

    @Lowell: it's a church with a lot of history.

    @Gnome: I'm certainly drawn to the architecture, and we've got such a rich variety of it here.

    @Judy: it certainly is.

    @Sharon: I'm glad they open it up for Doors Open. Most churches that have some open hours during the week do tend to keep the organ loft closed off.

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  18. Pretty! Glad you're doing better and hope you keep improving!

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  19. Super clear shot from on high.
    It does look warmer--there are leaves on the trees. LOL
    Pain is no fun---glad it's going away.
    MB

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  20. Glad you are recovering from the injury last year!
    Inside the church is beautiful. Love that ceiling.

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  21. Not blogging every day means I didn't know you had an slip (I am guessing). You take care! Super church inside and out. Look forward to seeing more.

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  22. A real classic! I get your title fog or no fog.

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  23. It is quite beautiful, inside and out!

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  24. I was a bit sidelined around Christmas with a knee issue. Pain meds helped me limp through the holidays. Always enjoy church images.

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  25. I think I need a visit to Ottawa, it's been ages!!

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  26. "The hawk is up in his nest." Wasn't that a line from The Avengers?

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  27. I find churches soothing though I never visit them for their real purpose...

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  28. The church has an elegant grandeur that is so appealing.

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  29. So beautiful. Thank you for showing the inside!

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  30. @Cheryl: time and rest helped a lot in that regard!

    @MB: it was a pretty rotten way to spend the holidays.

    @Tamago: I'll have to get in there again sometime.

    @Lauren: it was quite a slip too!

    @Red: it seemed appropriate!

    @RedPat: it's a church with so much character to it.

    @Birdman: pain meds drive me nuts. I don't like having a fogged mind. It's also the reason I don't drink- having a clear mind is important to me.

    @Jackie: it's a city well worth seeing repeatedly.

    @Norma: yes it was!

    @Ciel: me too.

    @Gemma: it's what's called a high church, if I recall properly, in the Anglican tradition.

    @Janis: you're welcome.

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  31. It's a beautiful cathedral. There is one of the same name in Fredericton too. We have "Open Doors" in the spring I think? I've never attended but should.

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  32. A view from a lofty place. what an elegant cathedral

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  33. A beautiful church; inside and outside.

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  34. Glad you are recuperating. Isn't it frustrating?! I have aches and creaks these days. Such a pain!

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  35. William, the dark beams are a beautiful accent to the interior. love the architecture.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  36. Very pretty! The architecture is graceful.

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  37. Lovely, the white paint and the wood.

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  38. The contrast between the cathedral and the new, tall buildings is meaningful.

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