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moleman series: st. paul’s chapel (innards)

..from here, let’s go inside..

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moleman series: st. paul’s chapel

..ah, monday.. it seems i’ve been sleeping a lot during the past four days (hence the headaches).. i’m not built for the ‘bum’ life and i wasn’t the slacker i used to be.. hm.. i’m getting old..

..same place where i shot this..

A chapel of the Parish of Trinity Church, St. Paul’s was built on land granted by Queen Anne of Great Britain, and Andrew Gautier served as the master craftsman. Upon completion in 1766, it stood in a field some distance from the growing port city to the south. It was built as a “chapel-of-ease” for parishioners who lived far from the Mother Church.

Built of Manhattan mica-schist with brownstone quoins, St. Paul’s has the classical portico, boxy proportions and domestic details that are characteristic of Georgian churches such as James Gibbs’ London church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, after which it was modelled. Its octagonal tower rises from a square base and is topped by a replica of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates (c. 335 BC).

Inside, the chapel’s simple elegant hall has the pale colors, flat ceiling and cut glass chandeliers reminiscent of contemporary domestic interiors. In contrast to the awe-inspiring interior of Trinity Church, this hall and its ample gallery were endowed with a cozy and comfortable character in order to encourage attendance. (more)

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St. Paul’s Chapel

Why so somber a photo for today? Did my day suck? Of course not.. Was the weather bad? Not really, not if 55°F on a winter day makes you feel bad. Nah, nothing horrible happened. I just felt like posting this one for today. A gloomy photo to complement this fine day I had. What happened? Nothing major.. I was just part of the live audience today at a David Letterman taping. Woohoo!!!