Saturday, April 26, 2014

Today at St. John the Devine

So Eddie and I were on a walk-about today and stopped by St. John the Devine.
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The Phoenix (s) in the Main part of the church.

We hadn't ever been in, but we heard about it, so we stopped by.  The Cathedral of St. John the Devine is one of the two largest Anglican / Episcopal churches in the world (apparently, this and the Liverpool Cathedral are neck and neck.
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So, the cathedral had an amazing art display by Chinese Artist of Phoenix (s).  We went to get tickets and they were about to start a "vertical" tour.  So we took it.
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Amazing.
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Look at these pictures.
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So I start with this picture because it shows where we were.  If you look on the wall between the low and high stained glass, there is a walkway with windows.  This is the "Bishop's Walk".  We stopped there first.  Then we climbed to that bridge that spans the two columns under the rose cutout. Then we went to the Rose Cut-out!
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So Cool.
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Looking from our bridge to another.
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Look from our Rose Cut-out to the others.
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Me at the tippy top with the stained glass of Jesus as a law giver.

Eddie at the same height with the Cutouts behind in.
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After I thought we were all done, we actually went up higher and saw the roof.  I had no idea.  The roof is suspended from the actual roof.  It is all vaulted tile, and hung from the pitched roof.  Apparently the same thing is done in ancient Cathedrals, but the supports are all wood.
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The vaulted ceiling hung from the roof.

3 comments:

Joc said...

Scott, you look like you've lost weight.

Scott said...

JOc. Best Comment Ever!

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