Tuesday, August 10, 2010

St John's Anglican Church

Through much of the Maritimes, you see pristine, little, white, Protestant churches. When you get to Catholic communities, cathedral-like structures become the norm. In Lunenburg, we saw a mixture of the two traditions: a white Protestant church built on a semi grand scale. The doors were open, and Cuppa is at the entrance in this picture.



Using a high ISO and a slow shutter speed, I was able to take these pictures inside. The remarkable thing was that ten years ago, this church was pretty badly gutted by fire. The restoration has been pretty remarkable. I can hardly fathom that sufficient funds could be raised in these modern times.





Th th th that's all folks. I could post a few pics of the Halifax Harbour and our trip home, but enough is enough.

7 comments:

jinksy said...

How well those indoor shots capture the spirit of the place- beautiful!

Diana said...

Wow what a beautiful church AC. I couldn't help but notice that our church has the same hanging lamps. We got them from an old Catholic church that no longer had need for them when our church was built. I think they are beautiful!
Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Absolutely beautiful....:-) Hugs

Kila said...

They don't make churches like they used to.

I just caught up on all your recent posts, and LOVED all the photos and descriptions! Thanks for sharing!

Halifax Harbour, pleeeeaaase! I have a friend who lives in Halifax, but have never been there.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's really some edifice and wonderfully restored from the look of your photos.

Mara said...

I guess when a church is pretty enough (and it sure is pretty in that black and white), people who don't go to church will also chip in!

Ruth said...

That is a magnificent building. I like the exterior better than the interior.