Friday’s Foto: SHADOW

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ~ Cullman, Alabama (photograph by Cris Bingham)

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a house of prayer open to people of every faith. All are welcome. Ran by the Poor Clares of perpetual Adoration. (thanks, Google!)

This photo was taken by my uncle, Cris Bingham, in his hometown of Cullman, Alabama at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Cris and Kathy have this photo framed on a 24×36 canvas and it’s displayed in their home in Louisville, Kentucky. The art is simply stunning and I’m so excited to share, especially since it is authentic photography from a really cool, and talented, family member!

If you are ever in the Cullman area, check out another beautiful site, the Ave Maria Grotto, or check here. A few words from their website:

Known throughout the world as “Jerusalem in Miniature,” is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic buildings and shrines of the world. The masterpieces of stone and concrete are the lifetime work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey. Begun as a hobby, with various materials he could find, and infinite patience and a remarkable sense of symmetry and proportion, Brother Joseph re-created some of the greatest edifices of all time.



  1. Georgia McDaniel says:

    This is a beautiful picture. WOW Cris is so talented. This picture says to me: Keep your eyes on Jesus ( the cross in the background) and He will be with you during the good times (the light) and will also help you during the difficult times in life (dark shadows). He is the light in my life always!

    • Thank you for visiting my blog! I have subscribed to yours and I love your “shadow” photos, they are all incredible. The silence of the space, architecture, and oh-so-beautiful windows are WOW!!! Breath-taking. Stunning. Nice job!

  2. Wonderful photo depicting shadows Nicole!

  3. I love this photo it creates a feeling of peace

    • Piglet in Portugal (ha – love that title!!!), thank you for the kind comment and visiting my blog. I think the picture is peaceful and very serene.

      I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading your posts. I love to cook so I will especially enjoy following your recipe adventures.

      Happy eating and blogging!

  4. Beautiful picture. Love your blog. You have such talent. Keep writing.

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