Dec 20, 2013

Modern Architecture- Sea Ranch Chapel, California



Can you guess what is this bird like structure? Well, even I would have thought! Long time ago I read about a chapel on California's Sonoma coast, in a small town called Sea Ranch. I thought of visiting it when I drove north. Not very difficult to find, it is right there east-side of the Highway-1 in Sea Ranch. 


When we think of architecture, first things that come to our mind are- long bridges, skyscrapers and  some complicated buildings. I would never think of a little chapel resembling an angel's gown :) It is just one little room which can hold at most 40 people, with this fancy roof inspired by winged forms. It seems it was completed in a little less than a year by local artisans. The brightly colored stained-glass windows are beautiful. 


Sitting in a peaceful setup this whimsical building is truly an architectural wonder. Just like a bird ready to take off!
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21 comments:

  1. Lovely! will try to visit it sometime.

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  2. I am not able to find it on google maps. Where exactly is this chapel on the CA coast?

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    1. It is in Sea Ranch, CA. If you are driving from San Francisco (ie south) it is just before Gualala Point Park, on your right hand side of CA-1.

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  3. What a unique, different and lovely little chapel, Kusum! Wonderful captures for the day! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  4. How ...is cute correct for a chapel? If I was of marrying age I would love to have a wedding there. Have a great Christmas.

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    1. I don't know if 'cute' is the right word, but it definitely looks cute! You could definitely visit this place with your husband :)

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  5. unique. will see it if i'm in the area.

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  6. How cute!What a lovely chapel!Ha<ve a nice weekend and Merry Christmas.

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  7. What a unique piece of architecture. I like it! Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  8. Looks as a very nice bit anthroposophical building but also on the talking hood of the Harry Potter tales. Would be nice to visit.

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  9. What a beautiful little place you've found!

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  10. Hi It is very unusual. May I take this oopportunity to wish you and your family a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I wil not be posting or commenting as much during this Christmas season.

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  11. What an awesome chapel, a great find and nice photos!

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  12. Coming back to this blog after a while and rewarded with this lovely post, Kusum! Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

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