Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Phoenix Height #height #phoenix  #xubing #stjohnthedivinecathedral #art #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Height
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With all this waxing rhapsodic about Xu Bing's Phoenix (Phoenix Rising, On Phoenix Wings) at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, I've barely touched upon the Cathedral itself.  Here are two reasons it's a stop on most NYC tours year round and not just at the holidays:
  • Biggest cathedral in the world and it's not finished yet.
  • The Rose Window is the third largest Rose Window in the world -- made of over 10,000 pieces of glass and occupying a place of honor on the West wall above the main entrance to the church.
The Rose Window #therosewindow #rosewindow #phoenix  #xubing #stjohnthedivinecathedral #art #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
The Rose Window
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For a quick guide to some of the key milestones in the making of this Cathedral, visit the Cathedral, the Concrete.

Length #length #phoenix  #xubing #stjohnthedivinecathedral #art #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Length
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Side Passages #sidepassages #phoenix  #xubing #stjohnthedivinecathedral #art #nyc ©2014 Nancy Lundebjerg
Side Passages
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#6:  An Enchanted Experience :: 4 (Snow White)
#7:  Phoenix Rising
#8:  On Phoenix Wings

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