Chapel of the Holy Cross..

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© Maurie A
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UploadedJuly 25, 2009
TakenDecember 25, 2007
Exposure1/200 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length45 mm
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this is a repost of a shot that I took while in Sedona a couple of years ago..... I thought it suitable for this theme............ here is a little bit of it's history :

The unique architecture & location of the chapel are the inspiration of Marguerite Bruswig Staude, who went on a trip to NYC in 1932. She observed that a cross could be seen in the newly constructed Empire State Building when viewed from a certain angle, and was inspired to build a church based on that design.

Staude kept an eye out all over Europe and the US for the ideal location, and she was especially struck by the beauty of Sedona, Arizona. She decided to build her chapel there, which would be a "monument to faith, but a spiritual fortress so charged with God, that it spurs man's spirit godward." The Chapel of the Holy Cross was completed in April 1956.

It's truly a sight to behold!!! Photographs can not do it justice......

23 responses

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Worth a 1000 words...this is a fantastic image. Thanks for the history as well.


    JOE FAILK gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Thanks for the interesting info and a fantastic shot of that building!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    I remember this!! Excellent choice Maurie!! I love it!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    i remember this too, how gorgeous!!! great entry

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Such an amazing photo, Maurie! So majestic, and what a setting!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Perfect entry..

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    A fabulous entry and piece of architecture, an excellent capture Maurie.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Your image is fantastic!!! An incredible entry.

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    I do like this one!! :) Awesome!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Oh do I love this image...and your history of it as well...Beautiful vivid shot!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    Wow, what an entry. Fits perfectly the theme and it's a beautiful shot! Well done

  • Dinendra Haria

    Dinendra Haria gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    wow - this images gets my wow effect - perfect image for a perfect location.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (26 Jul 2009):

    Perfect. When I was there two years ago, I was struck by how tiny the parking lot was. At first, I thought it was a concession to the limited space. But then, I realized that ascending the rock from the road below was part of the experience.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful. Not often one finds such a fitting bit of human intervention into natures design. You've done a wonderful job of capturing it. Thanks too for the history behind it.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    Gorgeous entry. Such vivid color and light! It certainly fulfills its purpose.

  • s w

    s w gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    what an amazing shot! the colours are so crisp and perfect composition! thank you for sharing

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Surefire winner in this theme!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Could you imagine being the one that was building this? To high for me! Excellent image!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2009):

    If this is not justice to the actual chapel I cannot wait to see it in person!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    A very sacred very beautiful and peaceful. Wonderful contrasts between the color of the chapel and the red rocks. I also love the textures in this magnificant photo!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (29 Nov 2009):

    Maurie, I am going back to the very beginning of all of my favorites. This was about number 25 our of almost 4,000! Now that we know each other, we should talk about this sometime. We went in April '07 and had a wonderful time, although Sedona is not exactly for me! There was no banana nut bread!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    Back for another visit!! Awesome!

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