I need a distraction

Some things are just too terrible to process quickly, and I am still processing the horrific events of Friday.  So in honor of escapism, and also just because, I bring you the beautiful architecture of King’s Chapel here in Boston, decorated for Christmas just this weekend.  I work there as the primary verger* so I am a little biased, but I do think it is one of the most beautiful old churches around.

Sometimes, it’s nice to be reminded that there is still some beauty to find in this world.  Please enjoy.

The magnificent Charles Fisk organ, with newly added Christmas decor.  Taken from the center aisle, looking back towards the vestibule and the back of the church.
The magnificent Charles Fisk organ, with newly added Christmas decor. Taken from the center aisle, looking back towards the vestibule and the back of the church.
Looking towards the front of the church, with the 1717 pulpit on the left, and the 1696 Communion Table in the center.
Looking towards the front of the church, with the 1717 pulpit on the left, and the 1696 Communion Table in the center.
This darkened view is of my "office", the pew in the back where I have a desk and phone.
This darkened view is of my “office”, the pew in the back where I have a desk, filing cabinet, phone, etc.

*Please note that just like so many other things at King’s Chapel, the job of verger there is different in many ways than in other places, even unique, but in many ways it is indeed a bit of a combination of the older verger and sexton jobs.  These days it involves a lot of preparation of the church for events and a fair bit of security.

-Geoff

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