We’re back in Grace Cathedral in San Francisco today as I go back through my California trip shots and try to finish editing them before the next trip starts.
I love cathedrals and typically have no problem finding great shots inside these fabulous buildings. Inside Grace Cathedral, the job is made very much easier thanks to a number of interesting objects on the floors offering great foreground potential. I’ve already posted a similar image dominated by a large, brass chi-rho symbol that can be found in the centre of the aisle. This one, shows the labyrinth that is found at the east end of the nave.
The labyrinth is a winding path within a circle that ends at the center. I’ve walked similar labyrinths several times at various churches and am impressed at how good they are as tools for contemplation. As you walk slowly along the path, your vision fixed on the guide lines, your mind clears and allows you to think things over for the 20 to 40 minutes the journey takes. It’s as if your body goes into autopilot, freeing your mind to work on other problems. If you see one and have half an hour to spare, give it a try.
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