On a whim, I decided to stop by National Cathedral at lunchtime the other day. I lucked into a great parking spot, and the cathedral was open this time. (It was closed for events the last two times I tried.) I took a few shots like these:
Then all of a sudden, an announcement: the cathedral organist was giving a demonstration in the choir. I’ve been wanting to hear that particular instrument for years. Never seem to make the concerts somehow. I was actually in the choir, so just had to sit on one of the benches. He played three pieces, one by Bach, and they were all beautiful. What timing.
After the music, I walked into an adjoining room, and thought I was seeing things.
I’ve blogged about the stained-glass effect before, here. But these were spectra caused by the noonday sun hitting prisms somewhere. I promise you, I haven’t altered the color a bit. I actually thought about de-saturating them to tone down the brightness, then changed my mind. Why mess with nature?
I think they look like little rainbow fires.
Nothing like a limestone rainbow. A really nice lunch hour overall, don’t you think?