Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Church Series - Cathedral Church of the Advent


One of my favorite downtown churches, the Cathedral Church of the Advent located on 20th Street, is even more beautiful against the neighboring "glass boxes" of Birmingham's financial district.  Founded in 1873, this church is a testament to the rich history of Birmingham.

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice and elegant shot!

Dina said...

Viva le difference. I'll take arches and stone any day.

The church has Advent all year round.

Naturedigital said...

It must be a beautiful church, judging from the detail you post here Virginia.
Costas

Jilly said...

A beautiful viewport. Love the carving and the stone with that modern building in the distance.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful!!! Love the composition...the contrast between old and new!!! Love to see it in person.

Lily Hydrangea said...

The church looks like it is a beautiful building. Luckily your town believes in preservation. From what I can see it looks like it is well taken care of.

Bob Crowe said...

Nice contrast, not just in the architecture but in the light, color and atmosphere.

Petrea said...

Well, I just love this shot, Virginia, for all the reasons mentioned above.

Kate said...

Interesting to pair the secular and the sacred!!

steviewren said...

That is a lovely juxtaposition of architectural types, Virginia. Once again, your wonderful artistic eye does you proud!

Nathalie said...

I love this contrast of old and new. Similar architecture to Sydney's in Australia. Great composition.