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Seeing the Light

I had an opportunity to photograph the Cathedral of Christ the Light next to Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. The cathedral is composed of a 1,350-seat sanctuary with side chapels, a baptistery and a mausoleum. With a building form based on an inner wooden vessel contained within a veil of glass - both of which are anchored on architectural concrete base - the design is, according to the architects, intended to convey an inclusive statement of welcome and openness.