Thursday, May 21, 2009

~ St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Savannah

At the top of almost anyone's short list of things to do in Savannah is to see the magnificent French Gothic style cathedral church in Savannah. It deserves the honor. After the fire of 1898 the church had to be rebuilt. And as recently as 1996-2000, the church went through some major work and restoration. So what you see today is simply beautiful. If you love it as much as I do, please remember to leave a nice little donation. One church looks very nice from the outside, but you have to pay for a tour. And another is always locked up. We missed the time of the free tour at the oldest Baptist church. Maybe next time we'll see it. The cathedral is always free, for quiet time & prayer, or just for inspiration.

Cathedral St. John the Baptist, Front


Wonderful Old Side Door


There are 3 naves, the one on the right
is dedicated to the Virgin Mary



Be sure to look up!



The ceiling is breathtaking!

Still resizing pictures. Be back soon.

10 comments:

  1. Those photos are nothing short of stupendous. I can never get good indoor church shots, so getting to see these is just wonderful!

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  2. Donna, Your pictures are just beautiful! What a gorgeous church.

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  3. Hi Donna,
    Playing catch up on reading all the posts I've missed! What gorgeous photos! I so want to go to Savannah and since it's only 3 hours away from where I live I am going to make sure I go there this summer! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Sandy

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  4. What a breathtaking cathedral, captured so well with your photos! You have such talent and an amazing eye to catch all the beauty around you :)

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  5. Oh Donna you captured the beauty in this church so, well, BEAUTIFULLY! Amazing!
    Thank you for sharing these photos of a church that simply took my breath away when I visited it last year.

    xo,
    Kim

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  6. What a lovely church...and your pics are stunning! You better watch out or they are gonna want you to promotional pictures or postcards for them!
    Smiles, Karen

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  7. Beautiful! Saw you in Artful Blogging (Congrats!)and noticed you are also from central FL! The photos of Savannah and Charleston are wonderful!

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  8. That is just gorgeous and inspiring!

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  9. Old churches are such exquisite pieces of art...particularly love the ceiling in this one...

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  10. OH my goodness, these churches are beautiful. You don't understand my love of churches. If you read my blog you will understand! I HAVE to paint the cathedral! So happy to have found your blog today!

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