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Savannah Icon

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

One of the Savannah Icons located on Lafayette Square in the historic district, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. I have shot this church many times on our trips to the South and never get tired of it. It really is beautiful inside and really hard to get a shot without a bunch of people in the frame as this is a tourist bus and trolley stop every day. I thought I might give it another try with my 11mm lens, even with the super wide lens this place is enormous.

It was always challenging to get a good shot of the outside of this Cathedral due to its location and height but the new lens fixed this issue with very little distortion to correct when it was all said and done.

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The Iconic Spires of the Cathedral of St John the Baptist getting hit with the warm morning light. My wife and I were fortunate to spend a few days in Savannah earlier this month, specifically to shoot a few things for the Historic Hamilton Turner Inn located on Lafayette Square, the same location as this Savannah Icon. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is a French Gothic designed Cathedral that was dedicated in April, 1876. The brick structure lacked spires which were not added until 1896 when it also received a coating of stucco and whitewash.

The Spires are rarely seen from this vantage point, I was able to go into the Cupola of the Hamilton Turner Inn and gain access to the roof overlooking the Cathedral for this vantage point of the Spires.

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