-Gardens, a priest & a contemporary church that is loved…
No, not a joke. 🙂 I have a brochure that mentioned there was a Native American garden at Seattle University so we decided to check it out. We’d never really explored their campus, we just had checked out some perimeter buildings. What a wonderful day.
We started out taking pictures of St. Ignatius which is having its 10 year anniversary this year. It really has held up fabulously well. It seemed like the parishioners loved this building which sort of surprised me since it is far from traditional. Here is a link to the architect’s page: http://stevenholl.com/project-detail.php?id=40
Artsy shot…had to have one. 😀
Back window of sacristy
Back of chapel windows. I have an inside shot of this wall
Window and seating detail. Something tells me that most peopel don’t sit here though.
Gorgeous door detail shot
Another gorgous door detail shot
Shot of back of chapel that I warned you about
Prayer area (I have forgotten what it’s called…woops)
Detail of prayer area and I love the offering box
Gorgeous baptismal 1
G baptismal 2
G baptismal 3
Overall shot of chapel
Ceiling and light shot. Love the sloppy, handmade glass look with the contemporary fixtures
The only time my Canon has ever done me wrong. This is a truly red window.
Black Madonna. A bit odd since the whites of the eyes are not white. I think it’s a style but not sure
Alter detail shot. Notice the crosses on the bottom brace
Contemporary Jesus statue? Maybe Joseph? I should have looked for a plaque
The sacristy with prayer chairs. A woman was praying to the right which made for an akward shot. Still took it though. Thank you patient person!
Cabinet detail by the restrooms and kind of hidden. Nice.
A truly blue window with a lime green one hidden somewhere.
Ceiling detail adjacent to entrance.
Door is showing its age a bit but still wonderful.
Steeple and chapel.
Then we THINK we saw the garden we came for? Not sure. They had some lovely gardens around campus regardless.
Then the truly wonderful time…we came across this retrospective of a photographer on contemporary art that happened to be a priest (yes, a Jesuit).
I was embracing that he took happy pictures of Native Americans. I can’t tell you how starved I am for that. He has been doing calenders for a couple of tribes for around 20 years and has been in National Geographic as well. Just go look at his website to get more info. http://magisproductions.org/ He was so kind and open and we talked for about an hour. He also forgave that I haven’t been practicing for a long time. Thank you Father Don Doll! Isn’t that a great name?