Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Finale: The Main Chapel

Here we see the whole array of carved pews, the rose window and the organ. The chancel is behind me and out of the picture.

Remember William Mather, the Cleveland businessman shown a few days ago reading a book by one of his Mather ancestors?  When he was a student, he was fined one dollar for defacing the wall of the original Trinity College chapel.  Fifty years later he told the college he wanted to build it a new chapel, which you have been visiting with me over the past week.  Maybe the lesson is that we need to be a bit more understanding about youthful indiscretions.

I said you would be in for a treat, didn't I?

26 comments:

Lowell said...

Nicely done, Jack! Love the perspective. Looks like a bunch of people are sitting in the pews. I'd say more about the stained glass and the overall beauty but I don't want to sound "preachy."

And I haven't been able to reach my therapist. Every time I call she's on the golf course!

So what are you the legal beagle? Sheesh!

VP said...

A wonderful chapel and an interesting story...

cieldequimper said...

Now all this needs is a bit of music. Bach maybe...

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I thought the same thing Lowell did - the chapel looks peopled even when empty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh well done Jack, this has been a fantastic series and what a brilliant finale! It looks beautiful all lit up, but I still think it would be a bit scary at night (hmmm! perhaps I have a phobia about wee wooden people in the dark haha!)

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful Jack!

Randy said...

So beautiful.

Kate said...

Unique and beautiful. The window is like icing on a cake!

Sharon said...

This was a beautiful and fascinating series. And, the story of Mather was most inspiring. Lot's of history here and lots of beauty too!

Karl said...

Grand finale!
Wonderful series, Jack.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Karl, GRAND FINALE!
Magnificent picture!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What a charming story to more than atone for a youthful indiscretion. I agree with you about tolerance. The difficulty, of course, is to differentiate between mere indiscretions and crime, and when does youth end. I remember a prominent Congressman, Henry Hyde, author of the Hyde Amendment against women's right to choose, who explained as a "youthful indiscretion" an affair that occurred years earlier, when he was 48.

But I digress. Thank you for a wonderful series.

brattcat said...

thanks, jack!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, thanks indeed, Jack! I have so enjoyed this series and the history! Such a beautiful, unique chapel and your captures have all been fantastic! Have a super day! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

Fabulous final, indeed! I like to see all the carvings together, what an amazing crowd!

RedPat said...

I have enjoyed this tour so much!

JM said...

And what a wonderfully composed finale! Well done, Jack.

joo said...

It's wonderful place! I love the stained glass window - such a beauty!

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful, from the carvings to that lovely rose window. What a treat - thank you.

Dianne said...

This has been a wonderful visit to an incredibly beautiful chapel .... Your pic is such a delight Jack ... Full of warmth and the rose window is truly exquisite. Thanks for taking us there I have loved it all.

Regina K said...

Wow, this is spectacular. Thank you for a phenomenal series.

Michelle said...

WOW! Just stunning!

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, and you were right. I can almost hear the organ. It's a magnificent building.

Lynette said...

Gosh, Jack, this series certainly is a treat. Such creativity is to be appreciated. And in such a special place, folks should appreciate it even more. Thanks for all of the photos, the words, and the time you spent taking the photos and posting them.

And thanks for stopping by Portland Oregon Daily Photo. If you get a chance, go back to my Sunday, May 25, post and click on the link to my first ever iMovie. I think you'll enjoy my take on the windy morning as I waited for the doors to open onto my March Madness games.

Ineke said...

Beautiful!

Halcyon said...

The grand finale is definitely worth it. I think this has been one of your best series, Jack.
Is this chapel still in use for services? I can imagine it must even more amazing in person. It feels really warm, which is a sense you don't often get in chapels/cathedrals.