National Cathedral At Night

While I was wandering about downtown, I walked about the grounds of The National Cathedral. I didn’t know that the grounds were closed. Really! I entered a little door labeled “Bishops Garden” and walked about. I left through another door and saw the sign “Closed at Dark.” Oh well. Sorry. The garden took me around the backside of the Cathedral. I guess that’s where most of the earthquake damage is located. There was a very high chain link fence between the garden and the building so I could not get close. Notice the scaffolding. There is probably the possibility of falling “stuff” and that’s why the fence¬† There was a pathway to a set of doors but the doors were clearly closed. I took some shots of the building looking up. This one was taken at ISO4000, 18mm, f.2,8, 1/60. Hand held. I had to undistort a little since my angle was weird from having to stand in a certain place because of the fence. The lights were some sort of uber-bright halogen or something. Much like daylight in parts of the church but the shadows take on a different cast. At sometime during my stroll, I wondered how safe I was in a closed park, at night. Hmmmmm.

National Cathedral

National Cathedral

Chris - February 25, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Fixing the quake damage? Thank goodness it wasn’t any worse than it was. It’s a beautiful building. Nice shot!

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