Thursday, December 01, 2016

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral towers over Nob Hill in San Francisco. The impressive French Gothic structure is something I've seen each time I've visited the City by the Bay but never entered...until my most recent trip there.

Surprising, since it is prominently featured in two of my favorite movies: Hitchcock's "Family Plot" and "Time After Time." Although it is part of the story for the television mini series "Tales of the City," a cathedral in Montreal stood in for the interiors.

This labyrinth is based on the one inside the famous Chartres Cathedral in France.

What a view!

It seemed like this place was full of so many rooms and hallways to explore.

I found myself constantly changing lenses...wide angle to zoom to low light. So much going on here!

This mural really caught my attention.

The vintage look and feel had me at first glance.

The light through the stained glass cast some beautiful colors on the floor.

One of the many gorgeous stained glass windows:

More Grace Cathedral at my main website.


K. Martinez said...

Love Grace Cathedral and have been inside several times. The PBS series "Tales of the City" was a wonderful adaptation of Armistead Maupin's first "Tales" book, but all nine books are pretty good in general, although my favorites are the first three books.

Nice photography! Especially the third and fifth image. Thanks, Dave.

Fifthrider said...

Thanks to Time After Time I'll never go into a McDonalds without thinking "Pomme Frites?!"

Chuck said...

I have a similar experience, often referring to it as "that Scottish place."

Anonymous said...

I love Scottish food, I read the "Scottish play" while I eat.

I drive by Grace Cathedral all the time, never been inside. It's on the list though. This makes me want to move it up in priority.

Thanks Dave.