Friday, July 29, 2011

Immaculate Conception Church and Pink VW Beetle

For Sightseeing Saturday, I would like to share the church we visited when we were in New Orleans a few weekends ago. The church, though Moorish in architecture, is a Catholic church of Jesuit congregation called Immaculate Conception. It has this pretty vintage looking huge ornate door. If you want to read the hstory of the church, go to http://jesuitchurch.net/parish_history.htm







But before I show you more, let me show you my contribution for Pink Saturday, the pink Beetle we saw parked right by Roosevelt Hotel, where John's meeting was. If you want to see more lovely pinks, go visit Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/



Just when I started to take pictures, a lady in a pink shirt and hat passed by. I thought the car belonged to her but she just passed right by it.




I also would like to link with The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/



also with Scenic Sunday at http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/




Here's a view of the church top from a glass door of the hotel where we stayed in.




It was so convenient. It was right next door to the hotel so we were able to attend mass twice that week, Friday and Sunday morning.


The church was so beautiful inside too.






A lovely dome above the main altar.






The altar



I love the throne chair.





The podium.




The sides of the church with lovely columns and arches and gorgeous stained glass windows.














Fabulous hanging lights lined both sides.




This is the back of the church.




I fell immediately in love with the pews. Their backs are all


adorned with wooden carvings with medallions.
The ends of the pews are made out of ornate wrought iron. Very pretty!








Just like I said, we just walked from the hotel to go to the church. Even ma walked.



There she is being led by AJ.




Thank you so much for your visit and thanks to our gracious and dedicated hostesses.

33 comments:

Rettabug said...

Wow! What gorgeous architecture, Christine! I grew up going to a church by the same name. Similar stained glass windows but no where near as ornate. Just Beautiful!!

Love the PINK VW Bug!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my! What a beautiful church. Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Have a great weekend.

Mary Ellen said...

I love to find old churches. They have so much detailing that our new architecture designers never even think of-

Thanks for sharing! love the pink bug too!

bee blessed
mary

Holly said...

So elegant! I love old churches and the beauty that they have to offer.
Love the pink bug too! I want a pink car!
Happy Pink Saturday!

mississippi artist said...

Such a beautiful church-I love it. Those pews are amazing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful church Christine, it's very similar looking to our church. You took such great pictures! Have a great weekend, Martina

Olive Cooper said...

That is a wonderful church and I especially love all the arches.

Beth said...

What a lovely church, Christine. I enjoyed seeing it. I also enjoyed your Cozumel post. Have a great wknd!
Beth

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wonderful church- love it! Gorgeous arches!Stunning shots too. Thanks for sharing:)
Great creative space you got here.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Stunning church, Chris, I've never seen a church as gorgeous in the USA...in Latin Am. we're used to the glamorous, full of gold and stained glass and marble floors...this one is wow!! The beetle in pink it's so cute! Thanks for sharing. Love, FABBY

Debbie said...

I think churches and cathedrals are the most beautiful places to visit in any place. I'm either drawn to the simplicity or the majesty of them.

This one is absolutely beautiful!

Marydon said...

So loved our visit when we were there. It is one awesome beauty.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a gorgeous church Christine! So much detail-Happy Weekend:@)

Shelia said...

HI Christine! OH, that church is so beautiful and the inside is even more so!
Love the pink bug and that lady was dressed perfectly to pop into it! I wonder if she thought that! :)
Oh, I'll be so excited for you to come to my party!
Be a sweetie and have a wonderful weekend,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

They don't build churches like they used to! I've always enjoyed touring different churches especially in Europe. The stained glass and statuary is so inspiring. Happy PS.

Snap said...

Beautiful church. I love to visit churches ... the older the better! Love the pink VW, too!

Al said...

That is an incredible church. To these eyes, it would qualify as a cathedral!

Marlis said...

Such a beautiful church. I'm delighted you shared this wonder with us.. Cute bug! happy Sunday, xo marlis

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful! I noticed the ornate woodwork of the pews in the first shot of the lady in red (and thought wow! is that wrought iron backs?) Wow! the wood carving on them must have taken a very long time! Everything was gorgeous, but I especially love the pews.

Blessings & Aloha1
& a cute pink vw too. stopping by to say hello before the start of another work week!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh wow Christine -- absolutely amazing images. I love old churches, and luckily so does my husband, so we also seek them out. they are so very special, and I am always awed.

As for the VW bug -- how CUTE is that?
Cass

lulumusing said...

That pink VW is worth a lot of points in the game Beeter Beeter Bop Bop!

SavannahGranny said...

Your pictures of the church are breathtaking. Your camera must do very well in low light. I usually have difficulty taking pic in these large churches.
Absolutely loved the beetle. Hugs, Ginger

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That pink VW is perfect for your Pink Saturday.
That church is beautiful, love all the photos and the pews are so different. I just love churches. I would love to travel the world and do a book on them.

PAT said...

Amazing photos of this beautiful old church Christine!

Love that little pink bug!:-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Fantastic photographs! What a treat and thank you for posting them. Your blog is always such a treat!

Richard Cottrell said...

Wonderful adventure with Christine, just as we have come to expect. Thanks for sharing all you do. i love the pink car, I have always wanted one. Richard at My Old Historic House

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Christine, your pictures are awesome. The church is just beautiful!

Hugs, Barb

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

WOW, that is spectacular. We love old churches and taking pictures are so nice to do if they let you. We tried at Duke and they would NOT allow us. Thanks for sharing Christine.

Admin said...

Oh boy! I want one of those pretty pink beetles!
And this historic church looks just as gorgeous.

Btw, I'm visiting late for Scenic Sunday. Mine is up here:

http://www.thedtour.info/2011/07/our-humble-fiesta-celebration-july-25th.html

Hope to see you around!

lvroftiques said...

OMG!! (No pun intended) What a stunning church!! I'm not even catholic but I'd go to mass too just to be able to soak up all the beauty of this church! Those pews are amazing....actually the whole church is amazing! Vanna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I must needs the pink beetle bug! :D

Wow, Christine, this is an amazing post. I truly appreciate the time it took to post all of the lovely photos. I am over here catching-up on your blog.

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

The Tablescaper said...

What an exquisite church. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. So sorry it's taken me so long to visit.

- The Tablescaper

Earnestine Kettering said...

The architectural design of the Immaculate Conception Church is quite fascinating. The outdoor and interior designs are absolutely stunning! Just by simply looking at these pictures, I can already feel the serenity of the place. I love the pews in particular. The wooden carvings and medallions are artistically done. A sacred place like this truly deserves to be adorned with exquisite furniture. It is a good way of motivating people to regularly visit the church.

Earnestine Kettering

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