A Return to the Cathedral of St John the Divine

I made a return trip to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine one weekend in order to climb the building. The last time I was there was before I was shooting in RAW format. Exteriors can be seen here. Interiors can be seen here. And one other entry (clearly I have a thing for church architecture). So today we’ll take a look at the grounds and exteriors on a very sunny day. Building up suspense before the actual climb entry, as you do.

There is a shanty town on the side of the smaller church on the side of 110th St. In this shot, someone left a suitcase.

There is a shanty town on the side of the smaller church on the side of 110th St. In this shot, someone left a suitcase.

The facade of the smaller church.

The facade of the smaller church.

The Peace Fountain: just as disturbing in harsh sunlight.

The Peace Fountain: just as disturbing in harsh sunlight.

Religion can be imposing at the right angle.

Religion can be imposing at the right angle.

Monkey on a swing - one of many sculptures around the fountain.

Monkey on a swing – one of many sculptures around the fountain.

Angels behead demons/evil angels.

Angels behead demons/evil angels.

Another monkey sitting around.

Another monkey sitting around.

A hunting dog.

A hunting dog.

Tiny dragon.

Tiny dragon.

A guy riding a dragon.

A guy riding a dragon.

Pan and some sheep. Paganism mixes with catholicism.

Pan and some sheep. Paganism mixes with catholicism.

The sun shines on the angel.

The sun shines on the angel.

Tower through the trees.

Tower through the trees.

Nicely decorated gate.

Nicely decorated gate.

It was a popular wedding photo day outside the cathedral.

It was a popular wedding photo day outside the cathedral.

A shot of the facade from down 112th St.

A shot of the facade from down 112th St.

A nicer image of the Peace Fountain with the Cathedral tower behind it.

A nicer image of the Peace Fountain with the Cathedral tower behind it.

Sun and shadows on the Cathedral.

Sun and shadows on the Cathedral.

One of the lesser known commandments found on the gate to the People's Garden.

One of the lesser known commandments found on the gate to the People’s Garden.

The centerpiece of the garden.

The centerpiece of the garden.

The sunlight was just fantastic when I got to the garden.

The sunlight was just fantastic when I got to the garden.

The garden and the Cathedral.

The garden and the Cathedral.

Light and shadow on the monastery.

Light and shadow on the monastery.

Next week: we build more towards the climb with the interior of the ground floor of the Cathedral.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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