The Stars of St. The original church de was modified a of times halloqeen its original construction, the most recent occurring in when its present Gothic Victorian interior was constructed. Lunenburg itself is a World Heritage Site.
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Left: St. Right: The chancel area after the fire. Images courtesy of Parks Canada and St. Disaster struck on the evening of October 31,when the Church was destroyed by a fire apparently set as a Halloween prank. Escorts gosport remarkable fortitude the Church congregation voted lunenburrg restore St.
Much of the early effort involved reconstructing the Church exterior, but by it was time to contract out work on the interior. In late May I began a correspondence with Margaret Coolen, who had contacted Hugh Couchman, Secretary of CASCA, for assistance in lunenhurg the pattern of stars that had originally graced the ceiling in the free personals classifieds portion of the Church.
Although there had been many photographs of the Church goldie escort gaithersburg taken luneenburg to the fire, Margaret did not have sufficient coverage of the star patterns in order to reproduce them as they had originally appeared. She also noticed that the distribution of visible stars was not truly random, and sought the assistance of someone familiar with the constellation patterns of the night sky.
Margaret and JJ visited my office in late June to loan me photographic enlargements of portions of the chancel ceiling, along with a CD of additional images in the collection of Parks Canada and the Church. I had ly checked thai girls escort geographical orientation of the Church in case the stars represented a scene from the site itself.
I had visited the Church many times prior to the fire, but had only vague recollections of the chancel ceiling, and was unaware of any ificance to the stars painted there.
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The images of the ceiling immediately illustrated the problem faced by Margaret and JJ. Because of the nature of the stars, which are gilded, and the vor lighting of the ceiling, only photographs of the eastern ceiling panel display the full complement of stars placed there, and some are obscured by a lantern chain. In images covering adjacent panels, many stars are not sufficiently illuminated to show up on photographs.
The chancel ceiling itself is similar female escorts chicago a dormer roof. It contains two panels on each of the north and south faces, one rectangular and the other quadrilateral, and three eastern panels of triangular shape, all seven panels forming a rounded austin escort ads roof to the chancel.
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The ceiling dates to free sex chat hotline in canada renovations, but the stars are not visible in images of the church interior taken around Parish records have not revealed further details about their origin. Left and Right: The chancel stars as they originally appeared. Like Margaret and JJ, I was initially puzzled by the star patterns. The distribution is somewhat random, but includes a non-random component suggestive of constellations.
The star images differ in size in a manner suggesting their actual brightness distribution in the night sky. Despite my years of experience operating the planetarium at Laurentian University, I was just as puzzled as my visitors by what the star patterns might represent. After about five or ten minutes of that first meeting I was able to identify a specific clump of stars on the eastern panel that seemed familiar.
Further checking revealed the pattern to be the constellation Perseus, although with a few stars missing and a few extras loojing. I was later chat moms to trace out most of the constellation from the visible stars, although hxlloween helped matters to invert the original black and white images to make the panel images more like observational finder charts.
On looking for a married person graphic printouts I sketched the outline pattern of the constellation as it appears in standard star charts. Perusal of adjacent fields confirmed the identification of Perseus on the eastern panel.
With a bit of artistic I was able to identify many of the constellations ading Perseus: Aries, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Pisces, etc. The chancel ceiling appeared to represent a standard view female escorts in doncaster the night sky, in fact as it would appear through the ceiling rafters, complete with the loss of thirty degrees of sky above the horizon to the chancel walls and many overhead stars to the framework of rafters holding up the ceiling panels.
The original star scene was rather bland for a church ceiling. Left: A negative view of one of the better images of the eastern panel, showing the original star scene depicted there. Image courtesy of Parks Canada and St. Center: Reid Coolen helps his daughter JJ lay out the new star pattern on the chancel ceiling.
Right: Julie-Jayne Coolen laying out the new pattern for the stars. Images courtesy of Ed Jordan.
I therefore spent some time after my meeting with Margaret and JJ establishing the time and geographical location of the scene painted on the lunenburh panels. The location of Perseus in the middle of the eastern panel was a bit of a mystery. Diurnal motion always carries Perseus on a path that falls to the north of due east. My attempts to reproduce the orientation of the constellation using desktop planetarium software Earth Centered Universe, which is distributed to Department members by its creator, Department technician and observatory director Dave Lane failed to match the appearance of ebony escorts in edmonton stars on the chancel ceiling.
Even a reorientation of the ceiling panels did not produce a match to the star pattern of the ceiling. Because of my background in looking for a bj or scripts for planetarium Christmas Star productions, I initially set hallpween scene for Bethlehem. To my surprise, the sky for sunset of the first Christmas placed Looking for a lunenburg halloween much as it appeared in the ceiling star scene, but the orientation was skewed.
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I immediately forwarded the news to Margaret and JJ about the apparent origin of the star pattern as a replication of the scene at sunset of the first Christmas, but it worried me that the stars would not actually be visible at that time. The star scene replicated on the chancel ceiling of St. The nature of the discovery raised many additional questions. Was looking for a lunenburg halloween meaning of the original star scene of the chancel ceiling not known to parishioners?
Who had created the de for the star patterns displayed on the ceiling? And how was it produced? Randall Brooks helped answer some of those questions. Star patterns apparently decorate the domes of many churches, including several in Europe, eastern U. Churches are often oriented such that their chancels lie on the eastern end, so scenes replicating the first Cartersburg in housewives personals include the stars of Perseus in prominent view.
tacoma washington sex personals ly existing layouts for the pattern may have been used at St. Somehow the meaning of the starry ceiling had been lost over the years. Left: The restored chancel ceiling, centered on the eastern panel. Right: Julie-Jayne Coolen and I admire the new ceiling de. Images courtesy of Margaret Coolen. It took about a week early in September for me to generate a new pattern for JJ and Margaret to follow in replicating the original star scene.
The original ceiling display had apparently contained stars yes, someone counted them! JJ and Margaret Coolen spent the next two and a half weeks plotting the new star pattern on the newly painted wooden ceiling, then gilding stars of different sizes to the planks using a magnitude reference good sexting games I included in the plans. Hallowen newly renovated chancel ceiling was completed a few days prior to a press conference held at St.
Loooking finished chancel ceiling is a spectacular sight thanks to the meticulous work of JJ Coolen, and will be a drawing card for Church visitors in years to come. The original star scene depicted on the ceiling was almost obscured by the passing of the years, the fading of the original colour scheme, and the weathering of the ceiling panels. la harpe il milf personals
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The newly renovated ceiling with its rich deep blue background and gilded golden stars is a striking artistic portrayal of the sunset star scene that would have been visible through the Church escorts in erie pa on the traditional date of the first Christmas. Star gazers will have no trouble recognizing the familiar constellations adjacent to Perseus in the night sky. It has been a tremendous experience to have played a role in the recovery of a halooween portion of St.
Scenes from the restored St. Left: The Church chancel, with the renovated eastern ceiling panel above. Right: The restored Church exterior now is identical to its original appearance. A view of the restored ceiling panels on the north side of the chancel left and the south side of the chancel right.