Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shadows And Light Within A Sanctuary

The sanctuary in Knox Presbyterian Church has a very light feel inside. I showed you the exterior a few days ago in my Two Churches post. The current church was finished in 1932, though the congregation has its roots further back into the 19th Century.


39 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely symmetry in this shot William, j'adore the arches.. always love the arches :)

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  2. Love the special effects of the light!

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  3. You captured the dancing light! Easy to see why it enchants!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. That wooden ceiling is very pretty.

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  5. Impressive ceiling, great light!

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  6. i love how the lights blur ... very cool. nice shot. happy Thursday!! ( :

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  7. Looks almost like a small cathedral. Presbyterian churches here are quite different.

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  8. I like this 'long' look today. Pray for me.

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  9. I like the simplicity of the inside.

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  10. What a beautiful photo, William. I always enjoy a church that has a lot of light and color.

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  11. @Grace: arches are a great appeal to me too.

    @Linda: yes, it added something to the shot.

    @Cloudia: I was pleased by the look of the image.

    @Bill: it is. Nothing overdone in here like you might see in a Catholic cathedral.

    @Marianne: it is a detail that really appeals to me.

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @VP: I certainly thought so.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Lowell: Presbyterian churches can be very different from each other even in a city. There's one I have to photograph sometime, though it's a bit out of my way. Quite different from this one.

    @Jane and Chris: thanks!

    @Birdman: I hope all is well.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Aimee: thanks!

    @Linda: this one lets in a lot of light.

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  12. Gorgeous inside and love the lighting.

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  13. Que bela arquitetura deste santuário William
    Um trabalho de excepcional beleza
    Tenha um bom dia
    Abraços

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  14. Looks like a very airy place! Nice shot!

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  15. @Tex: I thought so.

    @Judy: thanks!

    @Denise: it's a church with a lot of character.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Cheryl: it does let in a lot of light.

    @Linda: thanks!

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  16. These churches although beautiful are now obsolete in several ways. Theatre style seating is missing. Can you imagine sitting in the back of this church. I really like this interior photo.

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  17. Love that ceiling! I always sit at the back of the church - can make a getaway if needed! ;-))

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  18. This is a very pretty sanctuary and I like the light streaming in the windows.

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  19. Many people can find a seat in there!

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  20. Looks like a wonderful sanctuary- love the ceiling and lights.

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  21. @Whisk: thanks!

    @Red: it is quite a long church. Another Presbyterian church here in the city that I've featured has a different kind of seating arrangement.

    @RedPat: hah!

    @Pamela: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Marleen: it does look like it can seat a good many.

    @Terri: it's a peaceful place, even with the busy atmosphere outside.

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  22. That is a huge church! Very pretty too.

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  23. It seems I would be repeating what someone else has written.

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  24. This photo makes me feel so peaceful.

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  25. It almost reminds me of the inside of
    hollowed out boat. Love old churches. Nice pics.

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  26. The lighting is so beautiful, highlighting the lovely wood design of the celing.

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