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National Cathedral Washington D.C. - Great Choir

National Cathedral Washington D.C. - Great Choir
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The long stalls of the Great Choir stand between the High Altar and the nave. The oak stalls were designed by Cathedral architects and carved by furniture makers Irving & Casson-A.H. Davenport and Company. During the week, the Great Choir provides seating for worshippers, and on Sundays, for the Cathedral Choir.

The stalls feature needlework cushions that represent the various dioceses of the Episcopal Church, and two seats are reserved for the chaplains of the U.S. House and Senate. At the east end, two canopied seats are reserved for the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (the Cathedral is where presiding bishops are installed) and the Bishop of Washington.

The hand-carved armrests feature unique carved images, including Noah’s Ark, Moses in the bulrushes, the Christmas angels and various Christian symbols. Carved during and after World War II, the armrests also feature contemporary elements, such as St. George’s lion (the symbol of Great Britain) devouring a snake whose face is a caricature of Adolf Hitler.

At the heart of the Great Choir sits the console for the Cathedral’s 1938 Skinner pipe organ, a massive instrument composed of nearly 10,000 pipes.
Date: 2018-01-10 22:28:38



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Comments

beautiful capture, love the lighting and architecture is stunning!!
steve_whitmarsh 2018-01-10 22:44:59
This looks very like Christ's Church in Oxford A superb interior shot
keithhull 2018-01-10 23:44:12
A wonderful picture of this stunning interior Thomas. You captured this very well with great composition and colors !
Agaat 26 2018-01-10 23:59:10
Great!
Shanthy.W 2018-01-11 04:22:21
beautiful..
Koku85 2018-01-11 04:26:01
Nice composition, rich colors and perfect symmetry
Sammyboy77 2018-01-11 04:40:04
Beautiful old architecture with all the interiors and beatuifully taken. Very nice lighting.
satochappy 2018-01-11 07:09:57
A beautiful cathedral, great work by the craftsmen and artists.
You have photographed this great interior first class, sharpness, details, light and colors very beautiful.
a7m2 2018-01-17 19:33:56
Great color and local contrast Tom... and as always, enjoy reading your descriptions.
pablo_blake 2018-01-27 23:56:31
Beautiful capture, Tom !
Roger Wasley 2018-04-16 22:46:57
We AWARD you for
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Steve Taylor (Photography) 2018-04-18 05:52:59
We AWARD you for
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*A Feast for My Eyes*

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CatnessGrace 2018-04-18 06:25:55
Very beautiful indoor photo with perfect color and very well captured the great effects of light, excellent work, I wish you a good day and the best from Downtown Miami (Fave)
Aglez the city guy ☺ 2018-06-17 13:59:24
Such a beautiful interior! Wonderful pov with lovely colour and detail.
DaPuglet 2018-09-24 02:44:34

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