Sunday, September 9, 2012

Roses & Raiment.....


Ever since I took these pictures last year of St. George's Cathedral I've wanted to come back and take some shots inside. Yesterday I had the perfect opportunity, a friend rang to say that the cathedral was hosting Roses & Raiment a festival of flowers and vestments. It's a very pretty cathedral build in the Gothic revival style with handmade bricks, bluestone pillars from Victoria, Oregon pine ceilings, the pulpit is carved in Caen stone from France and the marble reredos behind the alter were made in Italy with English alabaster inserts. The delicate black wrought ironwork entrance to the vestry is stunning. It looked even more lovely with the many floral arrangements created by the ladies who volunteer and look after their church, watching them glow with pleasure at the oohs and aahs, I could imagine this scene echoed in churches all around the world. I have the windows and organ to show you another day, so for now happy Sunday, take care. p.s. don't you just love the dear little lady who decided to have a wee rest in the choir pit in the third shot, we had a lovely chat after I took this shot.....


40 comments:

  1. Möge Sonnenschein Dein Begleiter sein, drum lass´sie in Dein Herz hinein...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  2. this church has a fabulous decoration, very rich and gothic!one could think we're in England!

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  3. Thank you so much for showing these photos.
    I was married in this church, as were my parents.
    It is such a special place for me and I don't get back there often enough.
    Brought back such beautiful memories of our beautiful wedding so long ago.
    Feeling a bit emotional ...

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  4. All that Gothic filigree over brick walls is unusual. I like it. It gives the church a warmer feeling.

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  5. What a fabulous church and such a nice tour that you gave us!

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  6. beautiful interior -- I really like the brick arches.

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  7. This is a beautiful cathedral and your pictures really show it off!

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  8. Thanks for this inside look. Glad you were able to get in and take pictures freely.

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    1. We do allow tourists and guests to freely take photographs inside the Cathedral

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  9. What a beautiful cathedral and I love all of the wrought iron! Fantastic! I'm so glad you were able to take photos -- not always allowed in many churches/cathedrals these days. Your captures are superb, Grace!! Hope your weekend is going well!

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    1. Yes, here at St George's Cathedral we do allow photography, considering we put so much effort into maintaining it

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  10. They design and build these to impress, don't they. Even a heathen like me can feel the awe in a church this size. Nice series Grace!

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  11. Gothic Revival it certainly is, but it has an individuality which makes it something very special. Did you also have a chat with the headless priest in the fourth shot?

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  12. Bonza photos. I much prefer the Gothic style to other styles. In the fourth photo the priests robe or outfit looks like it's floating on the spot like its possessed by a ghost.

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  13. Most impressed by the 'openness and such space' inside. Great pictures indeed. Please have a good Sunday.

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  14. Wow, this place is just stunning. You've given us a grand tour of this fabulous place with all these wonderful photos.

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  15. magnificent place...
    what more can I say...
    pictures are very nice!

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  16. It is absolutely beautiful, Grace. You had so many great photos, you could have autoposted them separately and taken a vacation!

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  17. Every detail is totally absolutely stunning!

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  18. What a beautiful church. Marvelous photos.

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  19. Interesting church....love the flowers on the side. Can't remember the last time I was in one of these places:)

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  20. Unusual and very beautiful. I am a sucker for cathedrals and museums. I get lost in them.

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  21. Nice pics, the third shot is super!

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  22. What a lovely name "Roses & Rainment" and the perfect opportunity to take your pics ....that little old lady plonked down in the choir stalls is just gorgeous ... I bet she's got some stories to tell.

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  23. Just gorgeous shots of that lovely cathedral! What a great name too - I had never heard of that. Hope you have a lovely evening!

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  24. Impressive place, the red bricks give it a special touch!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  25. Congratulations on some very spiffy photos of a beautiful structure. Flowers and vestments? Did they have albs on display?

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  26. I actually work here, it took a lot of time and effort to set all of that up

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  27. Here's a photo I took http://endofdaysphotography.deviantart.com/art/Roses-and-Raiment-326227022

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  28. ps The flower ladies don't look after or take care of the church, that's my job.

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  29. An alb is a white garment worn by priests and pastors in liturgical traditions. It would be used for non-Eucharistic services. For celebrating the Eucharist, the clergy person wears an outer garment over the alb called a chasuble...these are usually in the color of the liturgical season.

    Hope your Sunday has gone well!

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  30. It is unusual, and impressive, to see such a large church made of bricks.

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  31. Wow, every photo is dazzling - beautiful series and no such thing as too many photos of a place like this! Looks like a lot of people put in a lot of work to make it look like this. Thank you for the glimpse inside (I liked the sculpture from the previous outside shot too!)

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  32. Love the details in all images! Superb!

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  33. Wow - what an ornate organ - so gorgeous!

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  34. Heaven! My idea of heaven is looking in churches. [Just to do Rome would take a couple of years, so my bucket list is ridiculous; whenever we travel I'm given a strict budget of 'Church' time. All of which is to say this series of photos has given me so much pleasure I can't thank you enough!

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