Saturday, February 25, 2006

St. Peter's Church, Bermuda

Travelers take a midday respite on the steps of St. Peter’s Church in the city of St. George, Bermuda. The church has been welcoming wandering souls for a long, long time. St. Peter’s is believed to be the oldest continuously used Anglican church in the western hemisphere. The building was originally built in 1612, just three years after a British vessel, bound for Jamestown, Virginia, washed onto Bermuda’s reefs during a powerful storm. The crew and passengers, totaling 150 people, became the first inhabitants of Bermuda.

Additions to the building were completed throughout the years. Inside is the original altar, built in 1615. Behind the church stands a 500-year-old cedar tree that once bore the church’s bell.

Standing in a town steeped in four centuries of history, I felt pretty young.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Michael said...

Love the photo.

Take Care

Empress Baggie said...

How do you do it? Gorgeous!

PhilB said...

Very nice again. Love the sky as well as the interesting commentary that goes with the shot.

James said...

Michael, thanks for the comment and for stopping by.

Your Majesty, you can do a lot with a simple camera, some filters and good film. Glad you enjoy the photos!

Phil, It was a great sky that day. I don't usually take pictures in the middle of the day, but that's when I happened to be in that location, so what can you do? A polarizer and 81b filter become indispensible. Thanks!

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