Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Sanctuary Skylight in Boston Avenue Methodist

The sanctuary ceiling of the Boston Avenue Methodist Church is a marvel. The large center eye is a complex design of blue, white and pale gold glass that makes sixteen swirling spokes of a great wheel. Around the stained glass center is a curved concave metal dome of narrow pieces fitted together like the rays of the sun. The entirety of the piece is so large as to make the glass skylight seem rather small by comparison. The overall effect is quite beautiful.

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Francisca said... [Reply to comment]

That's really a stunning ceiling, Bill... fabulous!

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

My first thought was a modern rose window as found in York Minster then realised you'd bigified a skylight. You really are getting good with your camera - lovely picture.

Jan n Jer said... [Reply to comment]

Simply gorgeous. I would be looking up during the whole sermon!

James said... [Reply to comment]

What nice looking ceiling! I bet the lighting is wonderful!

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely stunning. I don't think I have ever been inside of Boston Ave. Even though, as an architect, it should have been on my "must see" list years ago. Thank you for sharing such wonderful images.

'Tsuki said... [Reply to comment]

Yes, you are right : it is a marvel, indeed... And you were able to catch all its beauty in three shots... Bravo !

The Redneck Rosarian said... [Reply to comment]

One word: WOW!

You are inspiring me to get out and photograph Birmingham's houses or worship.....

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

This photo shows the importance of also looking UP when you are out with the camera :-)

snows contracting said... [Reply to comment]

Your post is really superb!!!. Ceiling is really beautiful. Nice Pic.