In Seattle I ducked out of the rain into an old historic church in hopes of firing off a few shots before someone came along to tell me that ‘my kind’ (i.e. photographers) were not welcome there with all of my photo gear. To my surprise after a few minutes of sitting in a pew and paying my respects no one came along. After about ten minutes I gathered to courage to breakout the tripod – this was my first shot. I noticed this side alter as soon as I entered the church – it was dark with the exception of the candlelight and I thought the dark hallway would make a nice lead to the statue at the end.
Photo of the Day – Mary’s Altar
Outside of me there were not many other patrons in the church – my understanding after reviewing the pamphlet is that the St. James Church/Cathedral was one of the oldest (if not the oldest) in the state of Washington but still there were not many other people that seemed interested in it – outside of the others escaping the rain (homeless who were drying their socks on the benches). It made me actually feel somewhat bad for religion which seems to be quickly diminishing in importance in this country. I wonder what the landscape will look like forty years from now? How many churches will be Starbucks Coffee Houses or McDonald’s restaurants?