Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The Alter of St John The Baptist.
The Cathedral is located at 222 east Harris st
Savannah Georgia. It is the Mother church of
Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah. It was
established as Savannah's first parish at the
end of the 18th century,by French imigrants
who fled Haiti after an uprising, and also
French Nobles who fled the French revolution.
On May 30th 1800 the first church was built
on Liberty Square. By 1804 the church needed
more room. There were no more lots to build on.
On august 2nd 1811 the City granted permission
to build at Montgomery and Hull streets, but it
was never built. Instead it was built at Drayton
and Perry streets.
In 1876, another new building was built along Harris
street between Abercorn and Lincoln streets. In 1898
this structure caught fire and was almost completely
destroyed. The then Bishop of Savannah, Thomas A.
Becker said while looking at the devistation," The
Cathedral must be rebuilt as soon as possible".
The reconstructed Church was completed in late
1899 and held the first Mass on Dec. 24 of that year.
It was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1900 by Archbishop
Sebastien Martinelli. The Cathedral remains one of the
largest church buildings in the southern United States.
In 1959-1963 the building was renovated extensively,
being updated with modern heating, cooling, lighting;
a new Plaza; a new Pulpit; and new Alter rail. In 1984-85
the building was again renovated: The old crumbling wooden
foundation was replaced with re-enforced concrete.
In September 1998-November 2000 the Cathedral slate
roof was replaced, 50 stained glass windows were
releded, and the interior was restored.
The Cathedral is a popular tourist attraction.
We are very thankfull to Almighty God that all of
this History and Tradition is granted to us
in Jesus Name. "He is the reason for the Season"
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The steeples of the
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist,
Catholic church Savannah Georgia.
This is the front entrance to the church
located on Abercorn street, there is also a chapel
below the main church in the basement, if you will.
There are services everyday at designated
times. When there are no services in progress,
the church is open to turists, free of charge.
There is a place to make a donation if you wish.
The Cathedral is beautifully decorated inside
at this time. I will post some pics of the inside
later, but I am an amature and, the photos don't
demonstrate the true beauty.
These flowers I found growing through a
decrotave iron fence on the grounds.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Factors Walk Savannah Ga.
Factors Walk is the old old
business and trading center of
Savannah. Going back to the
days of ships under sail,
and even Pirates.
This wall in the sunlight seemed
to shout "my windowes have
seen more than you can imagine".
I wonder what the iron wall mounts were
for ? Maybe planters, light oil drums for
heating. Looking at it I don't think I'd
pull up a chair and kick back.
Click on pictures to see details.
Windows in red clap board siding.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Henry will be 2 years old
on the 19th of December
Henry is running from his cousins,
whom are all older than he.
Here Henry's popa Fred is teaching
him to play a game.
Henry clowns with one of his many hats.
Henry and Popa Fred enjoy an arcade game.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Faster than fairies, faster than Witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through meadows the horses and cattle;
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is the tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there a river;
Each a glimpse and gone forever!
"Robert Lewis Stevenson"
It's not my job to run this train !!
It's Bell I may not ring !!
But, just let the damn thing jump the track;
Then see who catches hell !!!
This old camera probably takes better photos
than I do.