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October 17, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Candles in Santa Fe

Candles and Copper Crosses

Flickering Candles in Copper

Santa Fe’s history is steeped in its religious heritage. The majestic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, just one block east of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, was dedicated in 1886. The church is currently being renovated, but it still full of mystique even covered with interior scaffolding and canvas tarps.

I love this copper votive holder with its crudely rendered crosses. The flickering lights made a striking visual in the darkened interior of the church.


  1. rlovison / Oct 17 2008 4:09 pm

    Ah, there you are. I missed you the last couple of days and was wondering how your journey was progressing.

    The skies are so beautiful in Santa Fe at night… if you have some free time and are interested try a long exposure around 45 secs at ISO 100 with the in-camera noise reduction on and a wide angle. You might be able to catch some of the stars with a landscape silhouette.

  2. Debi / Oct 18 2008 2:24 pm

    Such a warm, beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing your journey, Bo.

  3. ybonesy / Oct 18 2008 5:16 pm

    Very nice shot. The copper is, indeed, very warm. Nice time of year to be in SF–not so many tourists.

  4. Amelia / Oct 18 2008 11:35 pm

    I love copper and I love candles and I love the combination of both.

  5. amuirin / Oct 19 2008 8:14 pm

    I wonder what it’s like there on los dios de los muertos

  6. Gandalf / Oct 23 2008 4:25 pm

    you are waxing mystic. Nice post.

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