When I was in second grade, I had my first Communion at St. Joseph Cathedral. I can still remember walking down the very, very long aisle to the alter in my fancy white dress and uncomfortable white shoes. What I remember most about that day was that my feet and legs hurt while standing for what felt like forever! In the picture below, I am in the front row (right) with my legs crossed! I think to help relieve discomfort on one leg! Lol!
On a trip back home to Sioux Falls, SD, I was interested in photographing St. Joseph Cathedral, specifically the sanctuary. My mom called the church and I was granted permission.
Construction of St. Joseph Cathedral began in 1915 and was completed in 1919. Over the years different stages of improvements were made such as stain glass windows and a marble alter. In 2011 a major restoration took place and the pictures below represent what it looks like today.
The original organ and balcony
Stairway to the organ and balcony
Excellent post Angie. Love seeing you in your first communion picture! Great cohesive color palette throughout the collection.
Thanks, Denise. It was really fun to go back and capture the cathedral. I was pretty cute as a kid. Don’t know what happened!!!lol
Just seems like yesterday you made your first communion! Great pictures and it is great to see how it has changed
Thanks! It sure changed alot from back then!!
Beautiful selection of images! Clean, well composed and nicely lit with lots of architectural detail.
Very nice logo too!