Silent night - Christmas card by Celeste Mookherjee

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This is the interior of the original mission church at Mission San Gabriel (California), built 1791-1805 and restored 1987-1993 after the Whittier earthquake. I captured this at the end of the holiday season, while the Christmas tree and poinsettias were still present in the historic sanctuary. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom at 12mm, f/4.4. 1/20 sec., handheld) Texture courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations

Top 10 in “Merry Christmas Cards” challenge in Inspirational Greeting Cards (December 2012)

Featured in Disability and Beauty (14 December 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Also available plain, without greeting:

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    love it !!!

  • Thank you, Guendalyn!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful card, Celeste.

  • Thanks very much, Eby!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 2 years ago

    what a beautiful church !

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 2 years ago

    love the light. the sparkling light. and size of the tree and the opening fire place. just so well like in holland:D

  • thank you! actually, it’s not a fireplace but a lit nativity scene beneath the altar. (you can see it more easily in the larger version)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Please forgive me for not getting this out alot sooner.

  • Not a problem, sincerely! Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilva8 months ago

    A lovely shot and a beautiful Christmas card.

  • Many thanks, Ralph! This is a good example of California mission architecture, something I find quite fascinating.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • edesigns14
    edesigns148 months ago

    Hi Celeste What a lovely heart warming image, Merry Christmas to you and yours and hope 2014 is a good year for you.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment and holiday wishes, Lynda! I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • edesigns14
    edesigns148 months ago

    Thanks Celeste

  • PictureNZ
    PictureNZ7 months ago

    An amazing Xmas card. Faved

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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