Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Sanctuary

Here are more shots today from within the sanctuary at St. Patrick's Basilica, with an emphasis on the stained glass. Photographing in here in the morning at this time of year has an advantage- the sun reflects off the office tower to the north, illuminating the north side windows as well.

38 comments:

  1. Something so solid and eloquent. Speaks of history and culture.
    The reflection is a great ending!

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  2. Lovely reflection! Have a happy weekend!

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  3. They have a lot of pretty stained glass windows.

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  4. Beautiful photos of this basilica in this post and the previous one. I like the reflection of it in the glass building in the last shot.

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  5. Great post and St. Patrick's is magnificent. I love the stained glass windows.

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  6. A beautiful basilica and yours photos of it are magnificent!

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  7. What beautiful stained glass. I think the blues in that last one is gorgeous.

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  8. They went all out with stained glass window. These are very detailed. I'm still amazed at the size of the sanctuary.

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  9. @Cloudia: I thought it was a good idea to photograph the spire's reflection.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Marianne: they really do.

    @Pamela: thanks! So did I.

    @Denise: it is an impressive church.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Sharon: that last window's my favourite.

    @Red: the work that goes into stained glass is always impressive to me.

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  10. So beautiful the Sanctuary at St. Patrick's Basilica and the stained glass are gorgeous! Great pictures!

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  11. Wow! The header photo is beautiful too!

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  12. Wonderful stained glass windows, love them !

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  13. The stained glass windows represent magnificent artwork. Especially love the design of the last window. And what a grand street reflection in the last photo.

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  14. It's a gorgeous structure and that is a lot of beautiful stained-glass!

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  15. The stained glass is really nice but my favourite is the last pic!

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  16. Catholic churches are so elegant....

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  17. @Marleen: indeed!

    @Sonia: thank you!

    @Karl: I figured they'd be popular.

    @Gemma: that last window's definitely my favourite.

    @Lowell: it really is. A lot of light gets in here.

    @Ciel: thank you!

    @RedPat: indeed.

    @Norma: they certainly are.

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  18. Lovely, that office tower came in handy in more ways than one.

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  19. Beautiful collection of stained glass windows. And I like the glass façade as well.
    Enjoy your weekend, William.

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  20. Nothing beats inside the sanctuary shots! Love those windows!

    Janis
    GDP

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  21. @Linda: as did I.

    @Tex: indeed!

    @Anita: it did.

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @Gill: so do I.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Janis: thanks!

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  22. gorgeous!! love stain glass windows. i knew a man who did that for a living. so cool. what an awesome way to be ultra creative. ( :

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  23. The windows are beautiful but I especially like the balance and reflections in your last shot.

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  24. Gorgeous William, the windows are beautifully shown here. Oh my, the contrast between architecture in the last shot couldn't be more dramatic!

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  25. I like how the arches and the windows are the same shaped curves.

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  26. Photographing stained glass windows is, for me, very much a hit or miss matter. Sometime I catch good light, other times darkness. I have never figured out why some days are good and some are bad. I either take the photos or curse, depending . . .

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  27. Beautiful !! The windows are really lovely.

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  28. And lightning did not strike!
    Wonderful building!

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  29. History showing the artists talent on each window.

    Beautiful!

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