Saturday, February 7, 2009

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church

While not directly on 16th Street, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church is just off of 16th on Alaska Avenue. Located at 7142 Alaska Avenue NW, Our Lady of Lebanon includes the sanctuary above, as well as a seminary for Maronite priests.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential


Virginia said...

Odd architecture. Almost looks like it could be sitting in the SW desert.

The Artful Eye said...

It almost appears to be a building encased by a building. Very different. I am trying to catch up and wanted to comment on previous posts. I really liked "Fuzzy" and "Cold War" very SciFi, for some reason it reminded me of the Andromeda Strain. Your rotunda images are magnificent. I never took any pictures so it was nice to see them up close again.

I hope you're feeling better and have enjoyed visiting with your friends.

D.C. Confidential said...

Virginia: It is a bit odd, esp. for this area. The architecture is reflective of the Middle East/Mediterranean, which is where the Maronites are based: Lebanon.

Andrea: I'm glad you're enjoying my photos from the last week or so. Welcome home!

Cele said...

I have come back time and again trying to figure this building out. Then this morning I decided it looked like a 1950's underground bomb shelf, obiviously above ground with a bomb shelter steple attached.

Maybe I need to start reading rorchak (sp?) blots because my psychy is all discomboobulated as demonstrated by my word verification: malfeal

Maya said...

Interesting shape. Nice shot!

D.C. Confidential said...

Cele: It took driving by this a couple of times before I figured out that it was a church. Personally, I think it looks like a hospital building. Bomb shelter seems about right, though, too.

Maya: Thanks! Definitely not your "typical" church shape by any means. At least, not for here.