Ghost in the Cathedral

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The Byzantine gold glowed hot when I got inside, a divine signal to me that God was mad because I brought my camera inside. However, I reasoned with God, the sign read "No Cameras" in a Cyrillic lettering, a lettering style I do not recognize since the Jesuits trained me in the Romance languages and not these Slavic uncials.

Besides, I was inside Saint Michael's Cathedral, and I was holding a camera, and, as the saying goes, when in Rome, shoot interiors of churches in Rome , and when in Kiev, break Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Councils.

While God was busy figuring out my flawless reasoning, I spotted a cloaked HeiroMonk in is post-Matins chanting, moving in a pattern indecipherable by my camera, thus the ghostly visage in this seeming partial transcendence.

from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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  1. lightfromsinking 86 months ago | reply

    Your description made me chuckle. This is definitely a favorite. Beautiful.

  2. gavinvz 86 months ago | reply

    I never understand why people don't allow camera inside places like this.

  3. teşrifat 84 months ago | reply

    great work...

  4. Little Lightshow [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mystic God's House, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  5. serhio 83 months ago | reply

    Great detail and colour!

  6. jcarrionphoto 78 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado the biggest buildings in HDR y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

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  7. neobyzantine.org 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Byzantine Civilization - now and then, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  9. Dead Air 63 months ago | reply

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  10. Uhai0123 56 months ago | reply

    I was on a firldtrip to dc once and we were inside a church and my friend daniel took a picture of jesus in the church and his camera froze, i was LMAO hardcore XD

  11. fusion-of-horizons 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orthodox Church Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. cevatzade / www.cevatzade.com [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

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    Very Good Photo ..............................

    Super Top Model Super Star Maidan Nezalezhnosti Kiev Ukraine

  13. Superster.net [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

    Awesome!

  14. Tetley T 47 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Holy men, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. Aaron M. Jordan 45 months ago | reply

    This is my favorite photo of all time! I can't get over it.

  16. ZenMoments.org 42 months ago | reply

    Thank you for making your beautiful photo available under a creative commons license. We shared it with our readers on Zen Moments

  17. FUSILLI PASQUALE 23 months ago | reply

    Bellissima foto-complimenti

  18. Cat baby 10 months ago | reply

    Wonderful & great church!

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