February Omnium-Gatherum

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

Well February 2013 was filled with more driving, more cold and more sleep deprivation.  And enough complaining about that…………….The one event of my month worth sharing was a Boy’s Choir event we were invited to attend at the National Cathedral in DC.

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 On August 23, 2011, a 5.8   Earthquake hit the east coast of the United States and did some minor damage to the Cathedral.  See a review of the damage here: http://www.nationalcathedral.org/webcasts/earthquakeExhibit.shtml

The heart of the earthquake was about 80 miles from us here in Maryland and yes, it was horrifying.  I had just gotten home from work, sitting on the bed and suddenly, it was Bed-knobs and Broomsticks…..(yes, all the West Coasters laughed hysterically at our drama here)  Hurricanes we can handle here, but furniture swaying and plates falling, not so much………. but back to the Cathedral……….

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

The earthquake is still a problem for the structure and my photos were really limited from the scaffolding all around the upper levels of the church.  You can see above how everything is covered with netting in case more pieces come loose.

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

The stained glass windows are just as impressive as the architecture.  Sorry my cell phone is so limiting inside here but hopefully you can get the feel of the views.

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

Of course, the walls and buttresses are just as impressive as the glass.

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

 The pictures don’t do the scope of the area inside justice.  It is huge! And cold actually.

I kept my coat on most of the time we were sitting even.  The last picture is probably the most poor quality of any of these but I just wanted to show how beautiful the metal work on the exit doors is.  Very intricate and detailed like most of the workmanship at the Cathedral.  I did have some issues with the service that we listened to.  For a non-denominational sermon, it wasn’t very.  But the views inside and the music were definitely memorable for us.

Canned-Time.com February Omnium-Gatherum : The National Cathedral

 

Also memorable was the Spicy Black Bean Burger that I had for dinner across the street after we left.  Must make that one at home soon.  So, on to March, back to work and hopefully sunny days.  Have a great weekend and stay warm out there.

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8 thoughts on “February Omnium-Gatherum

  1. narf77

    I just had a full on 1970’s Dr. Who moment there when I saw the title of today’s post! It took me back (behind the sofa…I was ALWAYS scared of Dr. Who as a kid…) to an episode where there was chanting and summoning of a huge mult-tentacled monster (can anyone say “Cthulhu”?!!!) that came as the megalomaniacal follower summoned it up. “Ommmm”….I am hiding behind the sofa as I read that tab at the top of the page…do I dare to read it? (from behind the sofa I am brave…get the broom and click the keyboard Fran…er…get the broom and tape it to the rake… that’s better!…slowly…SLOWLY GIRL you don’t want to awaken the Kraken now!!!)
    Unless I am sorely mistaken there wouldn’t be room for a Kraken let alone a full blown Cthulhu inside that building. “Where were you yesterday?” (she laments loudly…well not THAT loudly, it is only 4.50am and she doesn’t want to alarm the dogs and have to tuck them back into bed…) when we were hunting for buildings that would fit into a design layout grid! (Note to self…wait a few days before starting your new Activity Tasks…you might just luck out in someone else’s post…lucky we are taking web design and not Kraken or Cthulhu hunting 101 😉 ).

      1. narf77

        It was back when Dr. Who was on one channel and the cricket was on the other…2 channels…last century and I HATED sport (whats a girl to do but hide behind the sofa eh? 😉 ).

        1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

          Hate sports myself so understood. I was always a Monty Python freak so I remember thinking that Dr. Who was a comedy with the dialog and the low budget sets.
          I’m sure it’s still on 24 hours on some cable channel here.

          1. narf77

            I was/am a huge Python fan and it was a rite of passage for we uni students to go to “Steve’s bar” (nothing to do with expat husband 😉 ) and watch Python movies at night. The best education that I got from Uni ;).

  2. narf77

    Sorry to take up 2 of your comments but I just noticed you have a button on the right hand side of your posts that says “I aspire to be the person that my dog thinks I am”…I am regularly in receival of Stink-Eye to the max from both of my dogs…if that is any indication of just what they think of me I think I am already there! 😉

      1. narf77

        Yeh “Princess” isn’t quite what I get from my boys. They think that as the only female in the house I should be “bakin’ pies and fetchin’ logs for their fire” while they watch on with benign male appreciation…”BOLLOCKS TO THAT BOYS!”… the trials of 2 poor long suffering dogs (and a husband for that matter) when cooped up with a Bolshie middle aged menopausal woman are the stuff that nightmares (and good books) are made of! 😉

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