When Dear and I arrived in San Francisco January 20th we checked into our hotel and then braved the walk uphill to the Mark Hopkins hotel on Nob Hill. On the way we passed Grace Cathedral. Grace Cathedral is a beautiful church that I’ve posted about before when I did a more thorough visit in 2008. I’ll leave a link to my full posts at the end of this one. We continued on to the “Top of the Mark” for some small bites and a drink. This next photo shows a view of Grace Cathedral from above.
On our way back to our hotel (all downhill this time) we stopped in at the Cathedral for a quick view of the inside and then I took some photos from the outside during sunset.
To see more from the inside and outside and to read some history of Grace Cathedral click here and here.
Later today I’ll link up with Sunlit Sunday hosted by Karen at My Little Home and Garden and InSPIREd Sunday hosted by Beth and Sally.
I’m having a carefree Saturday with just a little shopping excursion planned to pick up a few last minute items for our Lunar/Chinese New Year Super Bowl party tomorrow. Dear vacuumed for me yesterday and I dusted and sorted out a lot of junk piles so our house looks crisp, neat and ready for fun. While I prepare this post I’m enjoying some Barclay’s Premier League Soccer on the telly. Yes, I’m a fan of soccer. Dear and our son-in-law are off to our near son’s home to do some hard labor with a jackhammer! I suppose I better have a hardy meal ready for dinner for the workers! Hope you have a good weekend.
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Oh Ellen, this cathedral is magnificent!! Would that be the rose window in the front above the door? It’s one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. I’m glad you could show it to us lit up at night!
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. 🙂
Hi Ellen! Gorgeous! You took some lovely photos!
Your photos are beautiful. I especially like the pastel one looking down from the Mark. but they are all gorgeous! The complimentary blue sky and orange-ish cathedral is so dramatic, and the rose window just matches the sky! (I have tried to get pictures of that church from that intersection and I know what a trick it is to get around all the telephone and power lines! (I haven’t been successful.)
very special…the night shots are great.
Beautiful images of Grace Cathedral – especially the evening ones with the lights.
gorgeous city. what a beauty. i love it. so magnificent. ( :
What a beautiful church. When lit up it looks to be glowing from the inside. I hope you enjoy your Super Bowl watching this afternoon!
Have fun watching the Super Bowl this afternoon – it would have been a lot more fun with Seattle playing!
The Cathedral is lovely. The view from the top of the Mark gives an idea of its grandeur when seen against the giant office buildings.
Beautiful! I especially like the night time shots and the rose window.
Looks amazing at night
Oh so beautiful at night with the lights — how amazing.
The cathedral looks beautiful with the lights to highlight its features. I hope your soccer team won!