Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ark or Giant Skateboard Ramp?

 
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I'm posting another picture today that was not taken in Tallahassee. St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal Church is located in Jacksonville Beach. This is the church I grew up in and I also got married here. My niece got married here last Saturday. I have always thought it looks like an ark, but my nephew informed me that it looks like a giant skateboard ramp. What do you think? This church was constructed using coquina blocks. It has a huge pipe organ and the acoustics inside are amazing. I took the picture at around 6:30 in the evening and it had been raining all afternoon. That's my sister in the black dress walking away from the church on the right side of the picture. The young couple with the baby on the left side are my nephew and his wife, who is holding my great-nephew. That's the rest of my family hiding behind the sign!

13 comments:

B Squared said...

Looks like a lot of things. Most of all, it looks impressive.

Jacob said...

I think I'd very much like to see the nave and chancel ... The exterior design is magnificent...it resembles a bulwark against the those terrible waves of pain and sorrow that wash over us...

This is a great photo...sorry about your photo-shy family...you might talk to them about getting some professional help for their obvious photophobia. ;-)

Lois said...

Jacob, I have some interior shots that I was thinking about posting over the weekend. By the way, don't get me started about my family! We had some very intense drama at this wedding that I am trying hard to forget.

Clueless in Boston said...

I think the interpretation of how it looks depends on the age of the interpreter. I too think it looks like an ark, but can see how someone could view it as a skateboard ramp, God help us.

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting. It could be anything and very unchurch like---which is ok. When was St. Paul's built? MB

Pacey said...

That's an impressive structure there Lois. Never seen like this before and I'd love to see the interior shots too. I'll be looking forward then.

Clytie said...

I think it looks a bit like one of those medieval type warrior hats you see in old movies! :=}

It is a beautiful church though. I would love to hear the organ playing, it must be quite impressive!

Jacob said...

I'd love to see those interior shots...

So sorry to hear about the drama...I've had a lot to do with weddings over the years and that is so often the case...and usually unnecessary...

Sheesh!

Lois said...

If I'm remembering correctly, this building was constructed in the 1960's. Before that we attended services in a much smaller, older chapel across the street. I went to elementary school at this church and I remember being upset that they built the big new church where our playground used to be and tore down the monkey bars!

JM said...

Amazing architecture and a beautifully composed photo!
By the way, I guess your nephew is right! :-)

Hilda said...

I guess it's an age thing! ;D

Congratulations to your niece! I hope they have a long, loving and happy life together. Prayers and blessings on the newly-married couple.

Lisa Wilson said...

What a cool looking church! My kids would definitely be thinking about skateboarding. They do with all architecture they see. Sorry about the family drama! Weddings bring out the best and worst in people.

Snapshutter said...

Evil Knievel where are you?