Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birmingham Church Photowalk

Monday evening Gary Crumpton and I went on a little church photowalk in downtown Birmingham, AL. Here Jesus welcomes you at the main entrance to St. Paul's Cathedral.

St. Paul's Cathedral

They turn on some major flood lights after it gets dark, but the lighting was somewhat uneven, with the spires all but disappearing into the blackness. The bell ringers were practicing the whole time we were downtown, and those bells are LOUD!

St. Paul's Cathedral

The second church we visited, about a block from St. Paul's, was First Presbyterian. The stained glass windows intrigued me most here. Since I was outside taking the photo, I reversed the image so we can read the words and so the sheep are on our left and the goats on our right (opposite of His left and right?)..

First Presbyterian

The third church we visited was the Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal). It was DARK. There was a little maple lined walkway between buildings to their bookstore which proved interesting.

Cathedral Church of the Advent

This tower was very dark, but with a tripod and long exposure, you can get a decent shot, but not like daylight.

Cathedral Church of the Advent Tower

This statue was so much in the dark it proved very difficult to focus, and the expression on his face is hard to interpret at first. The red and green tints come from traffic lights on 20th Street.

Cathedral Church of the Advent Statue

As you exit the building, your view clearly says, this church is right down town.

Cathedral Church of the Advent View

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