Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. James the Apostle

St. James the Apostle is an Episcopal church founded in 1858 by the first Episcopal bishop of California.  The building may be the original on the site here in the San Antonio district and is old by Bay Area standards.  It's one of two churches in the neighborhood with tall steeples.  Masses are still offered three times on Sunday, one in Spanish. 


  1. In a similar vein is this photo at Birmingham Daily Photo. «Louis» will soon post a short series of older churches on the North Coast.

  2. It is nice to see that such buildings are taken well care of. It is part of the local history and culture and thus the background of everyone in the community.

    Thank you for the comment! I used a Canon 40D camera, with a Sigma 17-70mm/2.8 DC lens for the first and third shot, and a Sigma 70mm/2.8 DX Macro for the second. For the first one I also used a polarization filter (thus the colours). I also use RAW-format.

  3. Nice structure and a beautiful shot! Generates a lot of spiritual feeling...

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  4. Beatiful shot, an very lovely church.
    Darryl and Ruth : )

  5. Lovely indeed - not many in this style this side of the Pond.