St. John the Divine Cathedral

One day, we had most of the day to ourselves to use as we pleased. Our appointment with the newlyweds were for dinner that night. And dinner was around 9 pm. We had plenty of time to sightsee. So we took the subway bound for Manhattan. We always wanted to see St. Paul church. With very little planning and because we didn't think we had time to go anywhere, we were reduced to following the map and took a subway stop that was indicated on the map for us to reach our destination. We walked a little bit and couldn't find a church. Finally we asked somebody to point us towards the direction of the church.
From afar, we could see the gothic church. So walked some more until we reached it. On that particular April day, the sun was in full blast. The temp was in the 90s, so it was not a leisurely walk as the pavement gets really hot too. When we reached the church, we found out that this was not St. Paul's Cathedral (a Catholic church), but St. John the Diving Cathedral (the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the seat of its bishop.
Details on the arch on the doorway. I am not going to show you the inside of the church although I took some photos. I didn't think the images were good enough for show *wink*. But here's some information on the church from wikipedia:

~ the cathedral is claimed to be the largest Anglican cathedral and fourth largest Christian Church. the inside covers more than half a city block with 121,000 sf.

Look at the size of this cathedral! The address of this cathedral is 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NY. I hope next time I go there, I would be well equipped (top notch camera and those expensive lenses too *wink*).

My New York Minutes 10

Comments

  1. now that's good craftsmanship!

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  2. the low angle and the symetry in the top photo is very nice.

    the sculptural details in others are marvellous!

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  3. You did a top-notch job with the outside, Maria. It's beautiful! Now I'm trying to remember if WE saw this when we were there a coup-le years ago???

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  4. The details of the architecture is awesome! I'm in awe!

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  5. Beautiful architecture. Loved the designs and sculptures.

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  6. I'm totally, totally mesmerized by this structure. I'm re-staring now. =)

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  7. They were very beautiful. The church doors, I mean. Hehehe :D

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  8. Gorgeous cathedral! Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Nice captures of the Cathedral. Very beautiful Facade.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  10. what an amazing structure!

    i can't remember seeing this when i visited new york, but i'll keep this place in mind when i get the chance (i don't know when would that be, though hehe ΓΌ)

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  11. Wonderful views of the cathedral.
    Great architecture.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  12. You know what, I haven't been to this cathedral. Too bad for a New Yorker eh?

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  13. this is a very huge structure.. it always make me wonder how the people from eons ago built this kind of a structure.

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  14. amazing designs! im sure the people who built this building is quite happy now. everyone will definitely appreciate every detail that is in it.

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