Masterpieces of Light and Space: Church-hopping with daddyPrimate

St. John the Divine
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, New York 

I’m not sure when it became “a thing” for us, but I remember the first time mommyPrimate and I set foot in a spectacular church together. It was the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Hardly an old cathedral (construction started in 1892) but certainly one that remains at the top of my list of “most beautiful buildings on earth.”

Marseille, France Reliquary in the Abbey of St. Victor, Marseille, France

At any rate, neither of us were very religious, but I think we were both intrigued by how someone (an architect) could be so inspired to even come up with the idea of such a beautiful place, and really master the beauty that can be created by open space and light. Since that cold day in January of 2011, we’ve visited dozens of old churches and cathedrals around the world. We’ve noted the differences in art styles, admired the stained glass work, and the wooden carvings of religious icons. We’ve amassed what seems like an archive of photos of the insides of these beautiful places, and they’ve sat locked away in the confines of online storage for a few years while we found jobs, settled down, and started the routine of family life with babyPrimate.

Hong Kong
St. Andrew’s Church, Hong Kong, China

When I started this blog I wanted it to be about whatever I wanted it to be about, not just baking or whatever, and now I want to include some old travel and adventure memories, so expect some posts about old churches we’ve visited, foods we’ve eaten, beaches we’ve lazed upon, and that kind of thing, because that’s what my brain is on about right now.

Rome, Italy
St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

At any rate, I’ve been holding on to photos from our travels for far too long, and I feel the urge to get “words on paper” so to speak, even though that paper is now this blog, so I think some travel memories and photos will be appearing here from time to time.

Until next time!


Author: Charlie

Thirty-something husband and father. Aspiring baker. Decent cook. Childish humorist. General enthusiast.

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