I venture once again back in time to the summer months to find this photo of San Francisco’s Peter and Paul Cathedral located in the North Beach sector of the city. The Christ imagery here gives only a hint of the magnificent architecture this structure has to offer. This however, of all the extraordinary angles and parts which comprise Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, stands out most to me.
The spires of the cathedral can be seen from many different parts of North Beach. I’m use to seeing the spires because of their height above the streets. Yet, somehow it took a trip to another of San Francisco’s famous landmarks, Coit Tower to allow both of these photographic firsts.
I’m grateful the weather gave me opportunity for such clear photos. When in San Francisco, you learn to take advantage of sunny days as weather here can shift in the middle of the day. I’ve always been interested in architecture. My interest led to several hours of photos this day. I’ll be posting more of them as time goes on.
As with my other recent cathedral posts, this one also came about as a reminder for me and hopefully for some of you, of their deeper meaning and importance this time of year.
It’s hard reading the news sometimes… most times because of the seeming fixation on darkness instead of light, on pain and suffering instead of those things which uplift humanity. Where I understand the importance of ‘keeping the general public informed’, I wish media outlets focused a little more on the beauty of the world…
Still, in every instance taking these photos, I found myself in a calmer space; a more hopeful frame of mind. If one person stumbles across this or my other cathedral-related posts and feels something similar, I’ll feel as though I did my job as both photographer, blogger, and member of my human family…
K’lee L. ©2014