Angel Fountain at Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau


An angel fountain is found in the courtyard of Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas

An angel fountain is found in the courtyard of Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau, Bahamas, as seen during our 2018 Christmas Disney Cruise.

As you may remember, we often stop by Christ Church Cathedral when we are in Nassau. And this last cruise was no different. As we were walking by outside the building, I noticed this fountain in the courtyard. I thought it was perfect for a photo. We could not go in because the gate was locked, but I liked the view from outside the fence just fine.

This is probably more of a birdbath than a fountain. There may not be a water line run to it. It may just fill up with water after a rain and give the birds a place to cool off. If you look closely, you will notice that there are some carved birds sitting on the edge of the bowl. I am sure the real birds appreciate something cool in the Nassau heat.

Regardless of what it was, this was such a serene, calm scene. We did not spend more than a moment or two looking at the view and taking this photo, but it was really interesting to see.


Sometimes a serene, calm scene is what is needed. That may be even more true right now. Many people report feeling busier and more hectic now, even with all of the extra time that we all have at home. Maybe that is due to everyone being home together all the time, or maybe that is due to the uncertainty that we still have right now. But for whatever reason, this time has not always been the most relaxing for many people.

If that sounds like you, a calm place might help. It could be a garden, a flowerbed, a quiet room at home, a shady spot under a tree, a comfortable chair, a front porch swing, or just about anywhere that works for you.

Hopefully, you can go to that calm place and have a little time to yourself. Spend that time reading, praying, thinking, noticing nature, or whatever helps you to relax. It is up to you, because what works for someone else might not work for you.

Schedule some relaxing time into your day each day. It will help your mood and your health, too!

Bible Verse

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:4-7

About the Photo

There really is not all that much special about this photo. I used the standard zoom lens on my camera, zooming in slightly on the fountain, although I wanted to keep some of the archway for framing.

Unfortunately, centering everything was a little bit of an issue. I could only put the camera lens in certain places to fit it in between the fence bars. So I could either have the foreground archway centered or the fountain itself centered, but not both. The photo looked better with the archway centered for framing, so that is what you get here. It might not be all that noticeable to anyone except me. And you, now that I pointed it out.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Luminar. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Date: December 19, 2018
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau, Bahamas

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