Friday, May 25, 2007

St Luke's in St. Paul


"One of the city's outstanding parish churches, a free interpretation of French and Italian Romanesque. The facade has elaborately carved portals, the largest of which depicts Christ and various saints...Above the main portal is a spectacular rose window set within a pattern frame." (AIA Guide to the Twin Cities by Larry Millett, p451). I don't have a picture of the rose window, but I'll go back and photograph that and the inside of the church soon. The church was completed in 1925. For a close-up of the front door and a photo of another door in the church, click here. Thanks to Isabella for her comment yesterday, which is now the title of this post.

24 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I could stand there and look at it for hours.

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  2. The details are amazing!! They don't do work like these any more.

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  3. Quite an impressive facade! Great capture.

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  4. vraiment j'adore. ta photo est tres belle et cette porte d'eglise est magnifique. je te souhaite un bon weekend


    really I adore. your photograph is very beautiful and this door of church is splendid. I wish you a good weekend

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  5. Kate: I like that you pleases my blog, for me to do this is amused and therapeutic. Your photo i bautiful.

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  6. So the side door, which was already very nice, was just an apetizer!

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  7. Beautiful sculpture work. Do you which stone has been chosen?

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  8. It is a nice photograph of a wonderful set of doors that opens to reveal peace and tranquility. Among other things. I like the photos, Kate.

    Today, the final pictures of the series, "A Day in the Life of a Robin," is online. I couldn't decide which picture to use. I hope you get to see them.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  9. Amazingly beautiful.
    When was the church actually built?

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  10. this is a wower!!!!

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  11. This is spectacular! Beyond my wildest expectation...
    I like the fact that they named the saints right underneath; you don't have to guess or consult your guide constantly!

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  12. I would be right there beside Andrew. There is so much to see...and I am sure my eye would come back to several spots to look again and a again.

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  13. Tks for the kind comments ref cottages, Kate. Appreciate your regular visits

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  14. denton11:15 AM

    Do you know if the attendance at the parish churches is doing well? The reason I ask is because it appears that where I live the more "mega sized" churches and fewer and fewer local parish churches.

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  15. oh, this is so artistic!

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  16. Impressive facade. I can't believe such detail. Looking forward to seeing the rose window and inside. I'm sure they are just as spectacular.

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  17. Thanks for your visits, folks. Denton, As far as I know, St. Luke's is doing very well. St. Paul is a VERY Catholic town. An article in the paper this morning indicated that the some urban city parochial schools are struggling, but the urban schools are thriving, esp. high schools because of donors, alums, and fund drives. Independent schools (not affliated with a religion) are doing well also.

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  18. So festive and in same time beautiful.
    A superb photo.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  19. very impressive.....

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  20. Really stunning detail on the facade, and the iron work on the doors is incredibly elaborate!

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  21. It is beautiful, I can't wait to see the inside of this church.

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  22. Amazing work. I'm with Mr. Lockhart, I could look at this for quite a while. Really nice photo.

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  23. crazy!!!! the door is so detailed - i wonder how long it took to carve all the detail - it must be amazing to walk thru such doors in such grand fashion.

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