Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

As we celebrate this wondrous season, it's only appropriate I return with more images from inside Exeter cathedral. This one seems particularly appropriate. Lovely.
The detail in each piece, every nook and cranny is mind-boggling.
During special celebrations the choir would sing from this balcony. It's *way* up there!
Another shot of the fabulous arches with those amazing bosses.
Another shot to try to give you some perspective, some sense of the enormity of this place. To me, whether or not one associates themselves with a particular religious denomination or not, there is still a sense of awe when you set foot into a cathedral this massive...

As for me, I am trying to be mindful of the sacredness of the Christmas celebrate what is important and to not get caught up in the materialistic trappings.
I wish for each of you peace and joy this holiday season. Tell someone you love them today.
Merry Christmas!


Lythrum said...

I agree with you that whether it is your religion or not, you can appreciate the majesty of the architecture. I went to a histiric Jewish temple here in Huntsville and I was really struck by some of the interesting differences. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!

Trollius said...

I just read what you wrote about grief. Having recently lost my sister and with her birthday right at Christmas, this was a most difficult Christmas. My heart goes out to you.