Monday, August 22, 2011

Catholic & Protestant, Savannah, GA


The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is amazing.  We attended Easter Mass and I know physical beauty shouldn't matter much as far as faith goes, but the art work, windows and architectural design are awe inspiring.

If you are interested, HERE is  a link to a virtual tour and history of this magnificent cathedral.

(These photos are from my trip to Savannah during the Easter weekend.  Over the next few days, I will be sharing images from this trip.)


Not to be outdone, this Presbyterian Church was erected on property granted by King George II.  I read that it became the "mother church" of Georgia Presbyterians.  The first minister was John Joachim Zubly, a member of the Continental Congress.  HERE is a history of this church.  At night it glows.

11 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Superb buildings, Margaret and wonderful shots of them.

TexWisGirl said...

love the lighting on that 2nd shot. makes the church seem towering over all!

forgetmenot said...

Margaret, Both churches are spectacular, and the lighting is amazing. I look forward to more photos from your trip. Savannah has a lot to offer--it was oppresively hot the last time we were there. I seriously wondered how people survived the summer. Around Easter would be a much better ime of year to visit. Mickie :)

missing moments said...

Churches are so beautiful. These are wonderful shots showing them off!

Matteo Taffuri said...

Thanks Margaret,very interesting!
both wonderful photos
have a very nice day
greetings from Italy
Matteo

eve said...

this is so Beautiful! amazing shots, as usual! :) love from CR.

lisa said...

Beautiful structures so wonderfully photographed by you Margaret!

Mama Zen said...

Great shots!

Chelsea said...

The high contrast in the lower piece is so strong- it radiates an almost "haunted" feeling. I love it!

As for the top photograph; The geometric designs that the building is built of holds a powerful stance while demanding attention throughout the center of the piece. Great value intensity.

(As you can see, I am practicing my vocabulary for art classes) ;)

Jannie Funster said...

"Here in Savannah it's pouring rain.
Palm trees in the porch light like slick black cellophane.."

Whenever I hear or see the word Savannah, I sing those Joni Mitchell words.

xo

Margaret said...

Ah, Jannie, I should learn how to upload (or is it download?) music to my blog posts... I could have played it.

Thanks, everyone for the compliments. I loved walking the streets at night... one reason we went on two ghost tours (safety in groups). The way the city is laid out is ingenious and why more never where, I don't know.