Happy Easter! I was hunting for photos with a religious theme for Saturday Snapshot this week, and finally hit on sharing cathedrals. I have visited a LOT of churches on various trips. Whether you’re religious or not, they tend to be such centers for culture and history, especially the older ones. Here is a smattering, mostly England because I didn’t have a digital camera on some of the other trips!
First, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where the bird woman sells her birdseed and “the saints and apostles look down,” according to Mary Poppins.
Next up in London, Westminster Abbey, where you can’t walk without stepping on the grave of someone you recognize.
Salisbury Cathedral in (you guessed it) Salisbury, England. If it appears to be tilted, it wasn’t the camera. It really is a little bit off-vertical.
Bath Abbey in, of course, Bath. This is from the back–I just love those arches.
Church of St. John the Divine in New York. It was completely impossible to get it all within the camera lens–it’s enormous. And I couldn’t photograph the best part, because inside someone was playing the most beautiful organ music.
I have not actually been to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but my parents took this picture, and I’m hoping to go myself this fall. I want to see Quasimodo’s bell towers!
What are the most beautiful churches you’ve seen?