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Sunday, May 15, 2016

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St. John's Cathedral

St. John's Cathedral is one of the biggest and oldest cathedrals in New York City. It's super huge, and the architecture is incredible. I've never been inside, and unfortunately I was unable to go inside while I was there, but I took some pictures around the premises. It also has an attached park, and a couple of walkways, which are also very beautiful. It's on top of a big big hill that overlooks Morningside Park, and part of Central Park (wish I took pics of that but I had no time). I'm not sure if it's bigger than St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is in Midtown but they're both crazy beautiful. NYC has a lot of really nice churches, and I've been meaning to explore some of them.

I spent my morning playing for a Lutheran Church Service, and now I'm home, relaxing for the rest of the day. I'm not much of an early riser, so getting to the church early with the 2 hour commute isn't easy, but I'm definitely super grateful. Many musicians unfortunately do not get the opportunity to play as regularly as they would like to. They start falling out of the routine, and then after a while, it becomes super difficult to pick it up and start playing again. When I had my terrible job for 6 months, I did not have the time, nor the motivation to play music, because I was so stressed out. Every time I sat at the piano or organ, I felt stiff all over, like I had a cement block in my brain. It's been about 6 months since I quit, and I finally feel like I'm back to normal, thankfully.

Anyway, so are there any cool churches around where you live?


  1. I'm glad you're back to playing! And wow...what a commute to do so!
    This church is gorgeous!

  2. Wow this church is amazing! Around where I live there are very old beautiful churches like this one, it's just so amazing to look at.

  3. Quitting a job can feel SO good when it's a job you don't get any positive vibes from. Glad you're feeling more normal x
    Also never visited this place even though I live in nyc - always pass by but never went. might give it a visit x


  4. Ah I love big old churches! I wouldn't expect something like this in NYC.

    Jane / deluminators

  5. Oh, I distinctly remember visiting here and taking pictures with an analog SLR on loan from school when I lived in New York. It's been a good 10 years or so. St. John's Cathedral is really beautiful. A little piece of Gothic-like architecture in New York, eh? The intricate stone carvings really take my breath away. Imagine the people who had to labor away to make this beauty!

  6. nice post,including some amazing pictures,this place looks wonderful,x

  7. It's really such a shame that I don't go out to Manhattan that often, haha. I love how bright the flora is against the church. I'm happy to hear that you're playing music again! I've tried to get into playing guitar, but I guess I'm just not too into it.

    becky ♡ star violet

  8. Holy wow, that's a beautiful church! So glad I stumbled upon your blog through Em Busy Living!



  10. Wow wonderful photos! Gemma x


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