The St. Petersburg Photography meet up group met at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in downtown Tampa, Florida. It was constructed in 1905 and is one of the oldest churches in the city of Tampa. The church is located at 509 N. Florida Avenue. The church is open to visitors for prayer or viewing while other services are not being held. We were allowed to bring tripods into the church, thus all of these photos were taken without flash.
Upon entering the church from the doors on Florida Avenue.
This beautiful circular staircase leads to the balcony in the church. Stained glass windows line the majority of the north and south sides of the church. This shows a stained glass window on the west side of the church and north side.
The church was decorated for the Easter with Easter lilies and this wooden cross.
The church has a pipe organ and the pipes for the organ are located in the upper section of the church on the west side.
At the front of the church is a circular 'dome' located in the center of this picture. This photo was taken with the Lens Baby Fish Eye lens which provides a circular picture of the ceiling of the church.
To view additional photos of this church, please go to the 'Around Tampa Bay' portfolio and view the Sacred Heart Catholic Church gallery.
Until next time....