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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

St. Thomas Church and Midweek Blues

While visiting New York City last week, we toured St. Thomas Church.  I am a little bummed that the pics did not come out exactly as I wanted, but I am on a learning curve with the new camera (and photography).

The architecture is simply amazing.  The church was built in 1913. 



The interior is breathtaking and the stonework blew me away!  How did they do it back then? 



The blue stained glass windows were my favorite!  It was so peaceful inside this beautiful church - relatively empty compared to St. Patrick's cathedral, which I will share with you tomorrow. 

Be sure to visit the Dusty Cellar for more Midweek Blues.   I can't believe New Years Eve is only a couple of days away!

Happy Wednesday!

xoxo,
SouthernSass


31 comments:

  1. this is a beautiful Church, I love those blue windows and you have captured it all so well, it looks amazing nestled in amongst those modern towers.

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  2. That is a very pretty church. I've been there but it was quite a while back. Also I believe it's been in some movies but I don't know which they are.

    Happy New Year!
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  3. Just beautiful! I think you and your new camera are doing just fine! I also marvel and wonder how in the world did craftsmen long ago build such magnificent structures without modern tools!

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  4. It is beautiful inside. Outside too, but I think the size is easier to grasp inside.

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  5. Simply beautiful.... I love great architecture.. and our newer construction leaves a lot to be desired, especially our churches. If you think of all the catherdrals i nthe world, most are from medevial times.. The MAster mason would have never seen his project finished...THere was a craft and pride in all that they created... What beautiful captures you made! Thanks for sharing

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful! Love those blue windows.

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  7. a magnificent church. the facade reminds me of Notre Dame Cathedral, and the inside is huge!

    http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2010/12/midweek-blues-christmas-at-mall.html

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  8. Such a great contrast with the blue windows!

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  9. I am always admiring the craftmanship in old buildings like that. At least they made things to last in those days.

    In answer to your question I mostly used photoshop cs5. The photo in day 2 from what I remember was edited in lightroom 3 as it was so noisey but I've since discovered that cs5's adobe raw does the exact same thing. I am trialling the topaz adjust plugin just now with photoshop but don't think I'll buy it once it expires. The last photo was edited with a free pixel bender plugin for photoshop cs5. Hope that helps :)

    All those sun bursts in the photos are thanks to you!

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  10. Even though I love the whole Gothic period in architecture, the rosette window takes the cake for me! Have all the happiness in 2011!

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  11. Beautiful church...love both the inside n out. Those stained glass windows are grogeous!

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  12. The blue glass is very lovely with the gold.

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  13. I'd say you got some great shots!! That is one amazingly beautiful church!

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  14. This really is a beautiful church. Your images turned out great, but I understand about the camera learning curve. Funny how you take a photo and think it will turn out a certain way....and then doesn't!

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  15. Thank you.
    That is SUCH a pretty place!

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  16. what a beautiful place! you did excellently capturing it's beauty.

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  17. I'm with you on the "how do they do that?" thing. I don't know how they'd build it today, let alone 100 years ago. Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  18. The photos were really wonderful! Glad you had a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

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  19. Well, I think your pictures are spectacular ~ especially that last one. Looking forward to more greatness in the coming year!

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  20. I love Love this post. Brilliant photos.
    All the Best in the Coming year.
    Lisa xo

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  21. The symmetry, perspective, and light in that last photo are all gorgeous.

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  22. Incredible architecture, and you've captured it perfectly. I especially love the blue in the windows in the final shot. Almost magical!

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  23. I think you did a fine job of capturing the essence of this church's interior. I can see why the blue window is your favorite. Nice job of shooting.

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  24. Wow...I think your pictures came out beautiful!

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  25. I LOVE old churches! How fun to explore this magnificent find!

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  26. I don't know if I saw this church in NYC last April...or not! Our son had us walking so fast. Next year...I'm going to give the orders! I'll go inside the churches this time, too. BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. Oh how wonderful! I took photos..partial, unfortunately..of St. Patrick's when my son, husband and I were striding toward Rockefeller Center for an appointment at the Top of the Rock. I did NOT know it was St. Patrick's until we got back home and I had my photos on my computer! I imagine you can guess how I felt then! These are such beautiful shots, and I hope to take some next year.

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  28. I just stumbled upon your blog and caught the beautiful pictures of the cathedrals. I had to chuckle because I have lived in Italy and now Belgium where the I often wonder, "how did they build this back then?" And these were built in the 14th and 15th centuries! The 20th century doesn't seem that long ago. ;0) They are all still beautiful.

    Pam in Brussels, Belgium

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