The beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, in Savannah, Georgia

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Comments (17)

Ma&Pa Moose on July 30, 2009

Great shot of this cathedral Ms Sara. We remember stopping here on a trolly tour of the city when we were there. I thought we had made some inside and outside shots but can't find them. We remember thinking that if you didn't believe before entering that you would before leaving. The internal beauty overcomes the soul. We see many more cakes since our last visit. You are truly an artist as what you do. We think you should be teaching at a culinary institute somewhere. You and your husband must have a bakery where you live. Ma&Pa Moose

Sarah O on July 30, 2009

Good afternoon Ma&Pa, so glad you took a look at this beautiful cathedral. It is just too bad that you can't locate your photos of this awesome building, maybe you will find them. I don't think I have been in this particular church, but there is another one in that area that I have been. Yes, one doesn't have much of a soul if you don't get spiritually moved when entering these beautiful buildngs. I am always overwhelmed when entering a place like this. My church here in my town, has such beautiful stainglass windows, with each one representing a story in the Bible. I have a photo now in the camera of a shot made inside my church. I'll post it up in a few days and maybe you'll take a look. I haven't even taken a look at it tho, hope it does the windows justice because they are really quite beautiful.

Thank you so very much for your kind remarks about my cake decorating. I love it, and I am so humbled when someone notices the hard work that goes into each of the cakes I do. Oh My, I might enjoy teaching this art, but I think I'd rather just keep it like it is, I've done it long enough that I consider sometimes, maybe hanging it up. (:>) No, we do not have a bakery here at our home. I do all this in my kitchen!! My cake hobby is a private thing I do, I do not advertise, people just know I do this, and I get all the calls I have time to do, or that I want to do. This way, I can turn down what I feel I do not want to do. Pretty neat huh?

Its great to talk with ya'll today. Come see me again! Sarah

Sarah O on August 5, 2009

Good evening Steve , I have been trying to get back to you on this beautiful cathedral.

It was dedicated on April 1, 1839. it seated 1000 people then. In 1850 due to hurricane damage, it was repaired, enlarged and then named the "Cathedral:. in 1898 it was destroyed by fire all but the outside walls and the spires. It was rebuilt and completed by Dec 24, 1899. In 1912 they did extensive redecorating to add the wonderful interior murals and massive stained glass windows.

There you go, some history on this wonderful building. I clicked on your link up here, I think I have already commented about that. It is so beautiful.

Have a great evening...I hope you and yours are all doing well.


Matteo Pagliaro on October 21, 2009

Really a beautiful church! I'm going to imagine the beauty of inside!! Ciao from Italy, Matteo.

Kyle Wolff on October 21, 2009

Wow! I never saw this pic! I don't know how I missed it! This Church is indeed beautiful, the inside is stunning as well! I've actually been to this church once or twice. Splendid capture, Sarah! It must have been hard to get so much of this tall church into your camera screen!



Sarah O on October 21, 2009

Kyle, I just zoomed up to the top so I could get that beautiful architecture, but in doing that, I missed the entrance to this awesome structure. We were moving and the traffic would not allow me to linger for more shots. I've not been inside this Cathedral, but have in another one of two in Savannah. Greetings to you as well/ Sarah

Sarah O on November 12, 2009

Hey Dear Steve, thanks for thinking to show me the church's from your gallery but I can't see it, there is no link up here. :)) But please send it to me, would love to enjoy those....Thank you..

best wishes to you Sarah

Sarah O on November 26, 2009

* Bruce* hello, I do not have good luck with mapping!!!! But I will get around to that soon I hope. As you see , it is in beautiful Savannah, Ga. and it is a gorgeous cathedral. Yes, there are a lot of cakes in my gallery Bruce, I do birthday cakes and wedding cakes and have posted several of each. My joy comes when I do them for my three little grandaughters and see the look in their eyes. Priceless!! Thank you so much Bruce, Sarah

Sarah O on November 26, 2009

Hey **Bruce Before I go to bed, I clicked on this link, but could not get much, no sound!! Thanks, I will try again later...


((Ospr3y)) on August 16, 2010

Excellent capture! Have you tried a panorama yet? You can capture the whole front of the church by going onto a mode above SCN and choosing the right orientation. You can take 3-4 pictures going left-right, right-left, down-up, or up-down and add them all together using program that comes with your SX20 IS on a disc.

I love this shot, by the way. That sky is immaculate too! :] Love this church!

Best Wishes from Hephzibah


Sarah O on August 16, 2010

Liam, I haven't tried the panorama...tho one of my shots turned out to BE ONE!! in my tags under "in my garden" you'll see a shot entitled "a summer garden" on second page, that turned out to be a panorama, with those roses right down near the front porch and all along the front, just keeps going on...turned out pretty good when zoomed in... Thanks for taking a look at this wonderful Cathedral, isn't it a great place!

from Metter/Sarah

Filippo Bilotti on September 22, 2010

Veri nice like 1.

Sarah O on September 22, 2010

filippo Thanks a lot for the visit and the like you awarded this shot. Kind of you. It is a beautiful Cathedral.


Sarah O on September 22, 2010

AH thanks! Steve how kind of your to return and hit the Like button. This IS a wonderful place to see and take in its beauty. I'am glad you LIKE it Steve.

My best/Sarahx

Sarah O on February 6, 2011

Steve Hello! I see in September you asked me had I seen Liam's shot inside this Cathedral..Yes I did Steve, and I have been inside this awesome place before...It is breathtaking!! I'am very near this wonderful place quite often when in Savannah.

I'am so happy to see you returning to some shots for a revisit..I do that too, and its always so nice to go back into someone's gallery and have a second look isn't it? And to see you put this special place in your Fav's makes me very happy Steve. Thank you for that and for dropping in the gallery again, how kind of you and that you found something you liked is even more rewarding.

Warm wishes sent your way, and hope your weekend is going great with some time for relaxation.


Steve. D on July 23, 2014

Hello my dear Sarah i have returned to your lovely shot here and replaced my "like" :))

best wishes .. steve X

Sarah O on July 30, 2014

Hi Steve, thank you so much, Iam glad you returned for a second visit, and replaced your award, that's kind of you.

kind regards, ~~Sarah~~ x

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Photo taken in Historic District - North, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

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  • Uploaded on July 29, 2009
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    by Sarah O
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1000
    • Taken on 2009/07/17 04:39:55
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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