Monday, May 27, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The trip to D.C. was a goldmine of photos. A friend opined how some of the pix of the National Shrine would look as black and white conversions. I've been doing a bit of that. If all the stars line up properly over the Memorial Day weekend I will spend much of it playing with pix.
The two secular photos first.
Reflections are a tremendous source of interesting angels on a photo. The one below shows the U.S. Capitol reflected in a window in the Library of Congress. The blue sky was critical in making this come out so well. This should not be converted to b&w.
Ad Dei qui laetificat juventutam meum."
The second is a bank of candles at one of the chapels on the lower level.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The sacristy of the main church is huge. I've never been in there. The day after returning from tertianship I celebrated Mass in the Crypt Church on the lower level, where the sacristy is only slightly smaller. Will save photos of the crypt for a later entry.
Every one of the chapels in the Shrine is dedicated to Our Lady. The following three arethe Byzantine-Ruthenian Chapel, Our Lady of Lebanon, and Our Lady of La Vang, constructed in memory of the Vietnamese Martyrs.