Houses of the Holy

I have been dying to use that title. Not a Led Zeppelin fan but one does not miss a chance to use a catchy title. I think I am done with Panama for awhile. I need to move on for my own sanity. I still have some other stuff but it can be held for a different day. I could see this cathedral everyday from my hotel when I ventured out. It beckoned me to shoot it. My mother will be happy to know that while there was profuse amounts of sweating going on the odds of it being mortal sin were not the obvious cause. I blame the humidity in Panama City.

Moving on to the cathedral itself, I went on a Sunday after the canal debacle and and discovered that it was locked up to all appearances. I saw a man inside but he was praying so calling out to him seemed bit rude so I took my shots of the outside. I only had my Ricoh GR on me so I was somewhat limited on what I could shoot but I do like the images. I think the are thought provoking and I didn’t want to do just a straight black and white so I added the sepia-ish tone to the images to give them some warmth. In the end I am happy. Enjoy.

Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy

8 Comments

  1. Rob Tobin said:

    That’s a great shot of the Cathedral and the High rise – Mum reckons if I ever re entered a church – it would collapse!

    July 18, 2014
    • Thanks for noticing why I used the photo with the hi-rise in it. I thought the same.

      My own mother already commented that she found my comment humorous. I would say I would be afraid of bursting into flames if I entered a church but I put it to the test in Panama with two other churches. While I was sweating profusely I stand by my assertion that it was weather related.

      July 18, 2014
  2. THE MOM said:

    Love the church. Would have like to be able to see inside. The architecture is breath taking. My son’s comment of the sweat with the humidity and not the church is a true testament to my son’s humor. Loved all of the photos and the history of his journey.

    July 18, 2014
  3. Rajiv said:

    It’s a great set of shots… I am a Led Zep fan myself!

    July 18, 2014
    • Thanks. I’m a committed Metallica man followed closely by Jimmy Buffett. Odd combo but it works.

      July 18, 2014
      • Rajiv said:

        Metallica? Hmmm. Some of their songs, like Sandman, yes. But for the rest, it is Led Zep, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, CCR, The Dead ….for me!

        July 18, 2014
        • I do enjoy my Deep Purple. Have their entire catalog. Also a fan of Glenn Hughes solo work. You need to check out Black Country Communion. No need to mention David Coverdale’s success, and Ian Gillian is magic in his own right. His stuff with Black Sabbath is very good. You should check out the Who Cares album. It has two tracks by Toni Iomi and Ian Gillian along with some rare stuff, mostly Gillian’s work.

          July 18, 2014
          • Rajiv said:

            I will indeed…

            July 18, 2014

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