Monday, February 7, 2011

San Pedro Revisited

I blogged about Mary Star of the Sea's mosaic months ago, but never realized that around the other side of the church, facing 8th Street, there were more artworks.

I like this picture best, because the bronze statue of Mary raising her arms toward the Port of Los Angeles towers over it all. There's a bit of a glare from the afternoon sun and some shadows cast by trees, but all in all it's my favorite shot.

This a is very Catholic image: Jesus handing the keys to his kingdom on earth to St. Peter, who will be the first pope.

Just below the mosaic is a statue exhorting us to pray for peace (ironically, enclosed in plexiglass to protect it from vandals), and a memorial to Preseident Kennedy.

Mary Star of the Sea was established in 1889, making it one of the oldest parishes in the Los Angeles area.

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