Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
Last Friday night I listened to Chanticleer sing acapella in Cincinnati, Ohio’s St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Part of the series “Music in a Great Place.” The Greek revival interior is not what you expect from an American cathedral—different and quite spectacular. For me, besides the music, the true beauty of the night belonged to the synagogue across the street. On stepping outside around 9:30pm, the Isaac M. Wise Temple posed dramatically in pale gold facade lighting with a frame of deep night blue sky.
The rich soft blue against the orange lit brick—a play of complements. 15 minutes later, the sky fell black and the moment was gone. Ephemeral, dramatic, beautiful.