a few weeks before we returned to bahrain, i met one of my most "awesomest" friends in st. augustine for a quick photo walk. we roamed around the cathedral of st. augustine and flagler college photographing details of these places and interesting/uninteresting other little things.
our first stop was the cathedral. i've photographed this cathedral many times over the course of my photography career. one of my most prized photographs from photoschool was actually taken of one of the ladies that worked in the gift shop here in 1992. i still treasure that image today. :)
the parish was founded in 1565 by the menendez party which sailed from cadiz, spain. (funny thing...we are scheduled to visit cadiz in a few weeks!) it was named st. augustine due to the fact that the menendez party arrived on the feast day of st. augustine of hippo. as i understand it, the church was completed in 1797 with a major renovation in 1965 and in 1976 it was re designated a minor basilica by the pope. this is by far one of my favorite american churches so far.
there was something really special going on at the church the day we visited. i'm not overtly religious and i'm not catholic...but it was a very special visit for me.
the following images will be displayed as a horizontal tryptic and titled "a divine intervention"
enjoy...more of st. augustine to come....