Downtown Manhattan looked dashing under today’s blue skies.
Downtown Manhattan shines
September 16, 2012
WTC, shiny & tall
February 2, 2012
Poignant, patriotic salute on a somber anniversary
September 11, 2011
St. Paul’s & Trinity/Wall St.
September 22, 2009
Shot this of St. Paul’s Chapel, at the foot of where the Twin Towers once stood, and a place of rest and refuge for the 9/11 recovery workers. George Washington also worshiped here on his Inauguration Day, April 30, 1789.
St. Paul’s really is incomparable in its staying power. It’s been standing since 1766. It survived intact during the Great NYC Fire of 1776, when a quarter of the city burned. And, of course, it was a beacon as a fiery World Trade Center was obliterated all around it.
In addition to its rich history, I love this church because its interior is so different that any other I have been in. The pale pink and perriwinkle hues, the glistening cut-glass chandeliers … there is a simple elegance and airiness to this place that makes it ethereal yet comfortable and welcoming.
Another beautiful church is just a few blocks away: Shot this of Trinity (above), at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. Trinity is a vibrant Episcopal parish that dates back to 1697. Learn more here.