The Great West Window

Window, Saint Andrew's Cathedral - Honolulu, Hawaii

Window, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral – Honolulu, Hawaii

Eagle-eyed readers might notice that this is a closeup of the cathedral I featured yesterday. This window is the most dynamic and unique element, modernizing a rather conventional-looking stone church building.

This element was added in 1958 and is known as the great west window. The stained glass is a work of art and even features Jesus on a surfboard. Unfortunately, the building was closed, and I couldn’t document the interior.

You don’t get to appreciate the colors of the window from the exterior. Thus the conversion to a contrasty and more dramatic black and white. Beneath the window are spots for the 12 apostles. Of which only six have been completed so far.

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