Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Seamen's Bethel

The Seamen's Bethel, New Bedford, MA (click image to view panorama)

"The Seamen's Bethel was specifically constructed for the many sailors who called New Bedford their home port (mostly whalers), who considered it a matter of tradition that one visited the chapel before setting sail.
The bethel was immortalized in Herman Melville's epic whaling tome, Moby-Dick, as the "Whaleman's Chapel" in a scene where a fire-and-brimstone sermon is given from a bow-shaped pulpit." - Wikipedia

This is rehearsal day for Erin and Shawn's wedding.  View the panorama here.

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