There is a very pretty Anglican Cathedral and complex of structures on Epiphany Island, constructed in grey limestone, which is very pretty to photograph in the winter snow. This is a prayer and meditative destination for those who follow the heritage of the Church of England, other Christians, and those exploring the Christian faith, and has a host of activities available with online support for spiritual guidance.
|Cathedral with Rose Window on Front|
In addition to the large gothic revival Cathedral, built in an English style, there is a half-timbered Parish House which reminded me of the half-timbered tudor structures in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the location of the famous festival held in his name. A new cozy and dramatic chapel with a soaring interior is also located nearby.
|View of Chapel and Cathedral|
Epiphany Island is under renovation. The structures are worth visiting, but there are many objects and signs that clutter the views. One thing I derendered for these photographs, and could not figure out, are the Palm Trees in front of the Cathedral in the winter snows. I recommend that these be removed, and that trees and plantings more appropriate for the British Isles be put in their place. However, these imperfections do not detract from a must-see Second Life destination for anyone who is interested in good virtual period architecture, or anything English in Second Life.
|Half-Timbered Parish House|
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|Parish House Dome|
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|Chapel and Gardens|
|Interior View of the Chapel|
|Interior View of the Parish House|
|Dome of the Parish House (looking up)|