Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monochrome Weekend - Winchester Cathedral

Choir and Nave, Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom

Last weekend I shared a photo of the beautiful sanctuary of Winchester Cathedral. From the same place from which that picture was taken, I turned around and looked down the beautiful choir area through the long nave to the porch. It is called the "nave" from the same word as navy. The church is the ship of life which carries us to the Lord.

The delicate wooden tracery which decorate the misericord of the choir is amazing. This exceptionally beautiful cathedral was begun in the year 1079 and has an interesting history. The church is still is regular use with an ambitious schedule of services and activities. They have an interesting web site.


Bengbeng said... [Reply to comment]

this chirch is amazing for its intricate details n it is so beautiful. it almost seems to have a soul of its own

Dagrun said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful church indeed. Really grandios. The details are nice in black and white too.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Soaring light.

Rune Eide said... [Reply to comment]

An impressive presentation of lines curves patterns ant not the least - every possible shade of grey.

Tone said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, what a beautiful cathedral! Very nice i b/w.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

As is to be expected from you, a nice photograph. It really looks timeless.

Three Rivers, Michigan said... [Reply to comment]

Oh! The light makes this a spectacular shot.
I had never connected "nave" with "navy" before; "on some fancied resemblance in shape", says the online etymological dictionary guy. Thanks for the word, as well as the photo!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Although I am not in the least a religious person, I can be moved to tears by the beauty available to us within a church such as this. The lighting emphasises the glory that is praised within.

Good post.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

Great detail, and absolutely wonderful light.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Excellent photo of a beautiful cathedral Bill.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Perfect choice for B/W pic!

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

I love cathedrals, especially the choir and pipe organ to accompany the architecture. Our catheral in Sydney is quite spartan by comparison but I still enjoy worshiping there as often as I can (about once a month).

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I can only imagine what it must feel like to stand there, allowing all my senses to absorb it.