Pride after a fall

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Harbour Grace

I’m not usually one for peering into windows, but I make exceptions for public buildings that are really interesting and empty. The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Harbour Grace is an astounding piece of architecture. I have a full post almost written on it, along with photos and will pop it up in the next day or so, but for now I just wanted to show you this photo that happened quite by accident.

There was a pile of carved stone beside the church, waiting to be reused in the restoration of the apse. Wanting to attempt to take a picture straight across the nave, I clambered onto this pile, set my focus on infinity and pressed my lens up to the window. Took a few shots and was about to climb down again when a stone started to wobble and then I started to wobble and then the camera started to wobble. I grabbed the window ledge, held on to the camera, steadied all wobblers human and granitic, and gently made my way back to earth. I also, apparently, shot this photo in the process.

It needed a small amount of straightening, but otherwise came out quite nicely. I was quite enchanted by the reflection of the trees and the depth of the slightly broken window framing in the background.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jean says:

    Your adventure made for a really interesting image!

  2. mjspringett says:

    Divine intervention?, accident? you decide, nice shot, MJ

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