Late Summer Sunrise

August 26th, 2015

Thank you God for peaceful mornings.

It’s remarkable the beauty you can find right in front of you, even in a humble factory town like Decatur.

Family Photo Shoot

August 21st, 2015

Family photo shoot from last weekend. Wonderful folks, great to work with.

Jeep Road

August 7th, 2015

Somewhere in Kansas.

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 7th, 2015

The view from (almost) the top.

Do we really have to go back to Illinois?

Garden of the Gods

August 6th, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Paramount

August 4th, 2015

Denver in monochrome.

Blue Symetry

August 4th, 2015

Linear.

Looking Up

August 4th, 2015

Every day is a blessing.

The Soul of Denver

August 3rd, 2015

Easily my favorite find in Denver is Holy Ghost Catholic Church on California Street. Holy Ghost was dedicated in 1943.

The church is absolutely gorgeous. Traditional stained glass, marble and hardwood construction hearken back to the European styling of centuries past. Most importantly, Holy Ghost stirs the soul and speaks directly to the awesomeness and glory of God.

Even the Communion rail and the older style pulpit are still in place. Every Catholic Church is the House of God and is sacred. Yet there is always something extra special to be found in the older style architecture that is proudly, boldly and unmistakably Catholic.

Holy Ghost is staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, Confession and Mass are offered daily. The church’s faith community is as diverse as the workers and residents who call Downtown Denver home. The sacraments are attended regularly by people representing a wide range of ages and races. Holy Ghost seemingly attracts both the young and the educated, two especially challenging demographics in terms of church attendance.

The exterior of the church is equally beautiful. A towering, modern glass office building stands in back of Holy Ghost, gracefully complimenting the church and drawing attention to it. Downtown Denver is a vibrant, youthful area with a lot to see and do. If ever you’re in the area and can only pick one place to visit, Holy Ghost should be at the top of your list. Special thanks for Father Jeremy for permission to snap the pics.

Parking in Denver

August 3rd, 2015

Like most any big city, parking is a premium item in Denver.

The bold markings and dark caverns of this garage invoke a certain sense of mystery and intrigue.