Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Holy Rosary Church

February 02, 2005

Holy Rosary Church

The Church of the Holy Rosary stands in downtown Port of Spain on the corner of Park and Henry Streets. Though not one of the oldest churches in Port of Spain, there is an interesting tale to its construction. Originally started in 1857, the church was not completed until 1929. The two towers, one of which is visible in this photo, were added years later, being completed in 1939.

Built in true Gothic style, Rosary Church presents an interesting contrast to the structures occupying the other three corners of the Park & Henry Streets junction — modern buildings housing head offices and major branches of three of the country's largest commercial banks.

On a technical note, this photo was desaturated using the technique described by DigiDaan in his Black & White conversion method.

I've added the colour version of this photo. Which do you prefer?

Here is a photo of the western face of this church.

Posted by phototakeouter at 01:00 AM | Comments (2)

its difficult to choose between colour and b/w. This photo is monumental with form and solidity - the colour version is more personal and that wonderful deep blue sky makes the building feel more alive. The b/w image may have more long lasting appeal as it emphasises the structure of the building with each brick countable.

March 13, 2005 03:17 PM, brita

Nice shot. I love the perspective -- despite the insolent power cable! :)

February 2, 2005 04:59 AM, Andreas

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