June 3, 2011

children's chapel - national cathedral {washington, dc}

The highlight of my visit to the National Cathedral was the Children's Chapel where everything is child scaled. I did not take my kids this time, but will definitely take them this summer.

{Washington National Cathedral—officially the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul—has  more than 1,500 works of needlepoint. These are some of my favorites at the Children's Chapel}


children's chapel chairs to fit six-year-olds and needlepoint cushions with animals


children's chapel tower of books


the altar


altar detail


fantastic birds adorn the entrance to the children's chapel


Jesus shown as a boy in this sculpture

6 comments:

  1. That is beyond beautiful.

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  2. wow, all of that needlepoint is really impressive. that would be seriously cute to see, thanks for sharing pics!

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  3. The statue of Jesus as a boy is one of my favorite things at the Cathedral.

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  4. what an amazing place! i think its wonderful to make children feel like they have a place in religion/spirituality even from a young age.

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  5. Guess what? I'm reading The Lost Symbol and right at the part where Langdon is seeking refuge in the Washington National Cathedral! What a coincidence... Between your photos and Dan Brown's words, they make me want to go visit myself ;-)

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