Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Stained Glass: The Annunciation — Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco

Stained Glass: The Annunciation -- Notre Dame des Victoires, San Francisco

  One of several, beautiful windows at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, in San Francisco.  The intimate beauty of the interior and exterior make the windows serenely luminous.  


Altar Windows at Grace Cathedral

Altar Windows at Grace Cathedral

A set of windows, depicting Jesus as both the Light of the World, and The Good Shepherd.  These sit just above the altar at the grand Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.


San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

San Francisco Ocean Beach at Sunset

An old photo.  A perfect sunset.  A ways away.  A different time. Sometimes I miss my hometown.  I miss her especially when I see photos like this.  


Trails of Light Like Fire

Trails of Light Like Fire

This is the first of my experiments with early evening photography — long-exposures, in particular. Not too bad, but then again, the City is rather photogenic, in any light.


Transamerica Building at Sunset

Transamerica Building at Sunset

I have always enjoyed my commute home to downtown San Francisco, especially since I take the bus that stops at the top of Nob Hill, instead of the one that stops in the middle of the Tenderloin. Last night, preoccupied by my thoughts, and wanting to get home and out of the chilly wind, I […]


St. Dominic’s Church, Late Summer

St. Dominic's Church, Late Summer

A Memory of Summer on a Hot Autumn Day

A Memory of Summer on a Hot Autumn Day

St. Ignatius Church, Dusk

St. Ignatius Church, Dusk

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Always photogenic, and one of my favorite places, Grace Cathedral at dusk.


“As Though To Breathe Were Life”

"As Though To Breathe Were Life"

“..For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but honoured of them all; And drunk delight of battle with my peers; Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met..”


The Peace We Have Nearby

The Peace We Have Nearby

The San Francisco Columbarium Stained Glass Windows

The San Francisco Columbarium Stained Glass Windows

I took a few photos of the beautiful stained glass at the astonishing San Francisco Columbarium yesterday. I intend to return soon, with photos of the wonderful 1898 exterior, and better shots of the mezzanines and dome. Click on any image below to view a slideshow. When viewing the slideshow, advance to the next picture […]


Spring Storm Gilt in Gold

Spring Storm Gilt in Gold

A month ago, San Francisco got some wild, stormy weather, which culminated in deep, dramatic, dark blue clouds on the western horizon, gilt in the smoldering embers of a golden sunset.  I was lucky to have been able to catch a few quick shots, before the Arctic winds started to make my fingers numb.


Inside Grace Cathedral

Inside Grace Cathedral

Sutro at Sunset

Sutro at Sunset

Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary

A stunning stained glass portrait of the Assumption of Mary, from the balcony of Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco.


Angel with a Violin

Angel with a Violin

A colorful stained glass photo of an Angel with a violin, from the Old Saint Mary’s stained glass series.


Jesus and St. Joseph

Jesus and St. Joseph

A beautiful panel of young Jesus with St. Joseph, from the Old Saint Mary’s stained glass series.


The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

Another stained glass window in the Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral series: The Baptism of the Lord by John the Baptist.


Angel with a Trumpet

Angel with a Trumpet

Two photos of a stained glass window in the balcony of the historic Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco: an angel playing a trumpet, and a detail from that same window.


Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

While on a walking meditation on Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth a few weeks back, as I turned and looped and gently guided my mind to stillness, I kept seeing the warm face of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, framed by daffodils and the darkening winter sky. Its flag flapped festively overhead, while each window whispered with the […]