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#lunareclipse BEAVER FROST NOVEMBER FULL MOON

The rain put the kibosh on viewing the full lunar eclipse, but happily the skies cleared fairly quickly to catch what I think is the tail end. You can see in the photo below that the Earth is casting a reddish shadow on the lower right side of the moon. The Moon had a lovely overall golden rusty-reddish hue as it was descending over the Harbor and behind Our Lady of Good Voyage.

I took a bunch of photos of the beautiful Beaver Moon over the past few days, the skies have been so cooperative!, and will try to find the time to post this weekend.

DECEMBER FULL COLD MOON SHINING OVER OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE

Wishing my Friends a Joyous Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Peace throughout the New Year ❤

THREE CROSSES OF GLOUCESTER

Wishing all our readers a joyous spring holiday, Happy Easter and Happy PesachView of the three crosses of Our Lady of Good Voyage and Saint Ann Church from Good Harbor Beach

OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE DOUBLE CROSSES ILLUMINATED BY MOONLIGHT

The double crosses of the bell tower holding the Moon

December’s Full Snow Moon, also named the Cold Moon

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About the architecture of Our Lady of Good Voyage from the National Park Service –

A fire destroyed the original church in 1914. Prominent architect Halfdan M. Hanson designed and immediately began building the existing, unique Mission style church, which replaced the earlier church. It is the only Mission style church in Gloucester. Modeled after a church in the Azores, Our Lady of Good Voyage consists of two distinct sections: the two-story main worship space that is of a cruciform plan and an L-shaped rectory that extends from the northwest corner of the main worship space. The rectory, which was built between 1872 and 1884 as a separate building, was incorporated into the new church. Resting on a granite foundation, the building is covered in a buff-colored stucco. Flanked by two identical bell towers, the central bay of the façade is pierced by the main entrance at the first level. A rose window adorns the second level, above which rises an ogee pediment supporting a pedestal and a statue of Our Lady of Good Voyage, who holds a boat in her left hand as a symbol of a safe voyage. In 1922, bells were installed in the towers. These bells, still in place today, were cast by John Taylor & Company of England-the same foundry that cast Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell.

Snowy Days Are Here to Stay!

Gloucester Our Lady of Good Voyage winter snow ©Kim Smith 2015Our Lady of Good Voyage

Gloucester City Hall winter snow ©Kim Smith 2015Gloucester City Hall

Niles Pond Snow ©Kim Smith 2015Niles Pond Road