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Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary, Wilmington NC











72 comments:

  1. nice images, happy week to you, too :-)

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  2. What a beautiful place to be. Like it a'lot. Happy week to you, too :)

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  3. This looks like a very beautiful and peaceful church, Sue!

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  4. impressive Spanish baroque architecture, with unique colorful stone glass windows.
    Thank you for sharing, love the great hots , Sue !!!

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  5. Hello Sue, what a beautiful church. The altar, stained glass and the ceiling are just beautiful. Lovely images. Thanks for hosting! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  6. Great images, Sue, and thank you for hosting!
    Have a good week, Moni

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  7. Hi! Very beautiful church! I feel weight of the history. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I'm a sucker for stained glass! Beautiful!

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  9. Very nice set of images. I love church architecture, but I rarely get an opportunity to photograph interiors.

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  10. That is a gorgeous and very peaceful looking church. Blessings!

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  11. What beautiful photos especially the last one :-)

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  12. Thankyou for this look into the Basilica. I am curious to know what the baskets with the long handles are for? Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Those are collection baskets. The ushers can extend them to the end of the pews at the time of the offertory.

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  13. Thank for hosting again this week, you always have interesting Linkups!! I get to travel virtually, which is really neat!!
    Have a great week!
    Karren

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  14. Love the images but adore the angles of the shots. Have a great week and keep taking those great pics!

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  15. What a beautiful series from a lovely place.

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  16. Lovely! Love the pattern in the ceiling!

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  17. That is a very beautiful church. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. nice photos, how old is the church?

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    1. According to Wikipedia, "Its historic main church is of the Spanish Baroque style. It was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino, who is known for his work on the Biltmore Estate, Basilica of St. Lawrence, and Duke Chapel. The church was constructed without wooden or steel beams and without nails, instead using brick tile." The construction began in 1909.

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  19. A great building, I like the patterns of yellow bricks.
    Thanks for hosting, have a nice week

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  20. Simple, yet beautiful. Looks like a peaceful church.

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  21. I love the colours in that last photo.

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  22. That's a really lovely church.. love the carvings on the altar

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  23. I love the colorful window high above. Great shots. They're perfect for my linkup:http://facileetbeaugusta.blogspot.de/p/naufgschaut.html
    would you like to share them?
    have a nice week
    gusta

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  24. WONDERFULL SHOT OF THE INTERIOR OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CHURCH

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  25. Are those collection baskets? Churches really are beautiful places. Not that I would know lately.

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    1. Yes they are.
      Not sure where you're from, Sharon, but I'd be happy to bring you along to visit our church. It's much plainer than the one in this post, though!

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  26. I love the detailed brick work and the candelabras! Thanks for hosting!

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  27. I also visited a church! What a coincident. Thanks for hosting. Groetjes, Hetty

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  28. Gorgeous church and images! Thanks for hosting :)

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  29. What a beautiful church, some great photos

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  30. Beautiful details! Thank you for hosting.

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  31. Amazing details.I love the chandelier!

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  32. Beautiful shots! Thanks for hosting. Have a great week!

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  33. Hi Y'all!

    Love old cemeteries and churches. Your photos are fabulous! Love stained glass windows...they turn the light to enchanted magic.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  34. Impressive building. Have a nice week.

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  35. I love the patterns of the brickwork. Have a great day Sue!

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  36. Such lovely pictures of a lovely church.

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  37. What a beautiful place! I admire the architecture in so many Catholic churches. Thank you for hosting.

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  38. For many years, I didn't know about Wilmington's old / historical center. It would be great to visit.

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    1. It's truly a beautiful church, Ruth.
      Are you from Wilmington?

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  39. Very cool photos.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/11/ww-who-left-kitchen-door-open.html

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  40. These are wow-some shots! Love the chandelier!

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  41. What a truly beautiful place.
    :-)
    Traci

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  42. Sorry I'm late, I was beyond the reach of the Internet ! Beautiful church, I really like the altar !!
    Have a nice day !

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  43. Hi Sue,
    marvelous photos and impressions of this wonderful church ! Amazing.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  44. You never disappoint, this place is stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Tiffany. You're very kind.

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  45. Great pictures! Love the chandeliers!

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  46. Beautiful church, I could spend hours in these old churches looking at the artwork. Always amazed me that they found the money first of all, and secondly how they actually built them. how did that stained glass window get up there for example? :)

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  47. Beautiful shots Sue, the architecture is stunning here. - Tasha

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  48. I am a sucker for churches! Are those donation baskets hanging on the wall?

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  49. such a lovely place...great photos as always, Sue..happy WW :)

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  50. Just came back across to say, more than happy to join in and thanks for all of the lovely comments! - Tasha

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  51. wow what a beautiful building, great photos!

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  52. I love the shot of the lights and stained glass. Such a great perspective.

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  53. Amazing ceiling - the detail and craft that went into building back then is so incredible.

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  54. What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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  55. I've never been to Wilmington...looks pretty.

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  56. Wonderfull Church, greeting from Belgium

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