July 16, 2010

Sanctuary Shadows


It was early evening and the sun was shining brilliantly through the stained glass windows, warming the pews in the sanctuary of Church of the Redeemer Episcopalian Church in downtown Sarasota, when I took this photo.   The first time I ventured inside the church, a few weeks ago, I captured this photo in the vestibule.   At the time, an evening service was taking place, thwarting my plans of checking out the sanctuary.  So, I vowed to return --- and I'm glad I did so soon.  It's quaint and serene with a small second floor gallery where I snapped this shot.  For those who saw yesterday's post, this church is located directly across the street from Dolphin Tower, the condo high rise which is now vacant due to a structural failure.

5 comments:

T. Becque said...

I love the light and lines in this. Very nice.

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B SQUARED said...

The church is probably filled with those folks who were forced to leave the building across the street.

LD said...

Impressive stained glass. Always loved that art form. Seems a really nice spot (as B Squared pointed out) for some R & R.

James Mark said...

Yes, nice light and lines.

kat said...

Beautiful :)
Not that it's a funny photo at all, but it reminds me of the scene in The Simpsons movie where everyone realizes suddenly the end of the world is upon them, so all the people in the church quickly vacate to the bar across the street, and vice versa everybody from the bar vacates to the church! haha