Tuesday, July 24, 2007

2/20/2007: What a View!

What a great time we had on our visit to Long Beach yesterday and to the Rancho Palos Verdes peninsula!

We decided to take my visiting family members to see the location where our youngest daughter, Andrea, is to be married on May 19: The Wayfarer's Chapel near Portuguese Bend. If you have not been there, you have missed what is probably the single greatest ocean vista along the entire Southern California coast!

Despite the cloudy, gloomy weather that greeted the early morning, the sun came out and we had a fabulous day for sightseeing. After touring the Queen Mary in Long Beach and lunch at Ports O'Call in San Pedro, we headed to the chapel which is a most inspiring structure by itself, made almost entirely of glass, sponsored by the Swedenborgian Church as a national memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg.

Lloyd Wright, son of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was asked to design a chapel that would give expression to the unique philosophy and theology of The Swedenborgian Church. Lloyd Wright found himself in complete accord with the positive outlook of the Church and its emphasis on harmony between God's natural world and the inner world of mind and spirit. His vision of Wayfarers Chapel was a sacred site within a redwood forest.

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