Friday, March 30, 2012

Two Steeples of St. Francis Episcopal (SkyWatch Friday)


Steeples of Chapel and Church, St. Francis Episcopal
Palos Verdes Estates

St. Francis Episcopal -- 1930's Chapel and 1960's Church
Palos Verdes Estates

My husband's family attended St. Francis in the 50's and 60's as my mother-in-law was an traditional Episcopalian. I've gone to services at the chapel (designed by Walter Swindell Davis) -- while it is gorgeous on the outside it has a bit of a closed-in feeling on the inside. I have yet to go in the more modern church that I'm sure is lovely inside as the walls are all modern stained glass.
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12 comments:

altadenahiker said...

All churches give me that "closed-in" feeling, but this is a lovely building. The 60's steeple doesn't look particularly cozy, however.

Paula said...

It looks like it's trying to reclaim its original brick. They must have done an upgrade that gave them the organic looking steeple, interesting contrast you've create. Did it have a red door? That's an Episcopal tradition and one that I love.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

this is such a pretty part of S. CA... well captured!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting, specially the first photo is a winner!
God bless you!
Cezar

Babzy said...

well spotted ! :)

brattcat said...

interesting contrasts.

Bibi said...

Love how you framed both photos, especially the top one.

Merisi said...

Beautiful images and interesting history, two churches next to each other.

Jack said...

Hey! This one is familiar. We got married in the chapel here sometime back in Paleolithic times.

Gunn said...

Nice details on top of these churches.
Love the top image!

Laurie said...

THese are so wonderful, Tash. BEautiful perspective.

TheChieftess said...

Love the steeples!!!