This year marks the 38th anniversary of the annual Solstice Concert given by jazz saxophonist Paul Winter at the incredible Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The largest gothic cathedral in the US, the venue has wonderful acoustics, which lends itself to such an extravagant show. And what a show it was!
As a bonus, the cathedral is the current home to Xu Bing’s Phoenix installation: two, 100 feet (30m) long each, sculptures of a male and female phoenix hanging from the high vault. Since the cathedral was lit with the pre-concert lighting, and since I did not have the correct lens or equipment to document it properly, the photographs of these two sculptures are not the best, but do, I hope, hint at their majesty.
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Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
The Phoenix sculptures…
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