Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Sisters Take a Stroll...


at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

This is a photo from last spring at the gardens. I found this group of nuns on a guided tour, just delightful.
As a photogrpaher, I liked the contrast of their garments and their hands. Their habits, had a nice rhythm I thought.

13 comments:

Dina said...

Very beautiful.

Maya said...

Oooh, that is wonderful. It's not often anymore that you see a nun still dressed this way.

Kate said...

An unusual scene because the nuns have gotten out of the habit!

brattcat said...

This is a remarkable composition, V. A prize-winner in my humble opinion.

Leif Hagen said...

I don't get to see nuns around here hardly ever anymore. (Except when we watch our "Sound of Music" video)

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shot Virginia.

newprovidencedailyphoto said...

[What previous commentors have said.]

Were these nuns United-States-ian? It's so rare to see someone in full habit nowadays!

Perfect subject for a black-and-white photo. :)

Daryl said...

Having caught some of The Sound of Music on TV the other evening .. this now has me humming ...

SRQ said...

You're in the habit of taking great photos!

TheChieftess said...

wonderful shot V!!! This would go well with Jilly's two of the priests hands...

There's something very peaceful about seeing nuns and priests in their religious garb...that not even the problems of late in the church can diminish...

Virginia said...

At first I thought these nuns might be from The Shrine of the Most Blesses Sacrament in Cullman, AL. After reading about them, I discovered they are a cloistered order so I'm not sure now.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Did you have to chase them down like you did that poor priest at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament? ;-)

Virginia said...

J,
No I just hid and shot!