Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sidetracked: Trinity Church, Boston

Trinity Church with reflection and passing school bus.
Marash Girl was driving Kenar to the Museum of Fine Arts when suddenly a parking space appeared, as if by magic, right outside of Trinity Church.  MG asked her guest if, perchance she would like to visit the historic Trinity Church, to see the magnificent architecture, and in particular, to experience the treasure of stained glass windows.  Why, yes! answered her guest, and so, impressively, Marash Girl, quick as a lick, backed into the rather small parking space to her right before anyone else spotted the space (receiving compliments from the Verizon man who was watching to make sure MG didn't hit the car behind or in front, which, of course, she did not -- her father having trained her well!)
Christ in Majesty by John La Farge, 1883, the earliest stained glass window of several by La Farge at Trinity Church
Looking to the heavens:  Trinity Church, Boston
The Evangelists (Luke & John) by Margaret Redmond of Boston, 1927, Trinity Church, Boston

The Evangelists (Matthew and Mark) by Margaret Redmond of Boston, 1927
Enjoy (above) 3 of the 36 stained glass windows, diptychs & triptychs embedded in the walls of Trinity Church, and consider planning a trip in the near future to experience the architecture, all 36 of the stained glass montages (window groupings), as well as  the 8 painted murals, and decorative elements that abound in the church which was built in the Back Bay between 1872 and 1877, designed by Henry Hobson Richardson.  "In 1885, Architects voted Trinity the most important building in America, and today, the American Institute of Architects still ranks Trinity Church among the Top 10 -- the only building that remains from the original list." (From Trinity's Brochure on the history of the church.)

Photos by Marash Girl

1 comment:

  1. Due to Marash Girl's quick action, we were able to get into the church in time to hear the organ music, and prior to a planned wedding rehearsal. A few bystanders were also impressed (along with the Verizon man) with Marash Girl's parking acumen!