Sunday, August 27, 2006

Seattle's Popular Cheap Date Night Destination

Posted by Picasa It's a Seattle phenomenon. The most popular destination for a cheap date on Sunday nights in Seattle is known as "the holy box on the hill." Hundreds of young people come to the Capitol Hill neighborhood each week to hear a late evening service of worship in mediaeval plainsong. For over 50 years Seattle's Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral has been attracting young people in droves to its 9:30 PM Sunday Compline service. The Compline Choir is broadcast live on the radio each week, and if you'd like to listen from anywhere in the world, it is also streamed over the internet here. The service grew out of a Gregorian chant study group in 1954. It has become so influential, other choirs have grown out of the Seattle Compline experience in: Honolulu, HI; New Haven, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Minneapolis, MN; Austin, TX; Chapel Hill, NC; Savanna, GA; Williamsburg, VA; and several other Puget Sound area choirs.

I took this photo at the cathedral's entrance. The sun through the cathedral's high circular window was reflecting in the water. A sign was nearby stating that a mentally ill person had recently vandalized the original container, and that this was a temporary one. A wish for peace and a peaceful Sunday for you all!


5 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for pointing out the reflection. Your narrative, as usual, is very interesting. The pews in the foto pick up the warmth of the wood. Nice job!

Faye Pekas said...

Ohh just discovered your blog. Its wonderful. Great photos with a history lesson thrown in.

This shot is beautiful. Great perspective.

Felicia said...

Great photo Kim! Sounds like good free fun! I agree with Kate about the reflection - I wondered what that was. Sorry to have missed all the great photos you had this past week - I've been lazy since I returned from vacation.

Cristina said...

This is so interesting! You captured the reflection so beautifully.

Chad Oneil said...

I like the reflection on the water.