Sunday morning church service at the Ampitheater.

Renting bikes is the first morning's first business.
Renting bikes is the first morning’s first business.
Here's the crowd from back center seats.  Stage, organ and pipes along with choir in blue back there.
Here’s the crowd from back center seats. Stage, organ and pipes along with choir in blue back there.
The minister is good...sermon is on Europe and it's basic traits of caring, democracy, equality and hospitality started by the Benedictines after the fall of Rome.  They did hospitals, universities and churches all over Europe.
Rev. Jim Walters – British minister is good.  Sermon is on European history and it’s basic traits of caring, democracy, equality and hospitality started by the Benedictines after the fall of Rome. They did hospitals, universities and churches all over Europe.

Perhaps 4,000 people attend this first morning of the week.  Lots of hymns, readings, prayers by the Chaplain – the Rev. Bob Franklin.  Choir and organ are easy to hear from every seat.

Lunch at a diner out by the main gate today…real down-home decor, waitress Donna and country cooking.

Group photo at the fountain on the main quadrangle.
First, a group photo at the fountain on the main quadrangle.
It may have begun as a trailer.
It may have begun as a trailer.
We could have eaten here, but we found a table.
We could have eaten here, but we found a table.
everyone orders at once.
everyone orders at once.
Pretty simple fare.
Pretty simple fare.

Check out the Jewish Center for its architecture and programs of movies all week.

Architecture from the end of the 19th Century but only 4 years old.
Architecture from the end of the 19th Century but only 4 years old.
Blair is recommending again...so, everyone checks the week's schedule.
Blair is recommending again…so, everyone checks the week’s schedule.

Art in the Park down by the lake is lots of booths and we see the minister there…he’s looks like he’s 16 years old.

Maybe 50 booths of mostly hand-made art and artifacts.
Maybe 50 booths of mostly hand-made art and artifacts.
Some of the hand-made gems at the booths.
Some of the hand-made gems at the booths.
See, Rev. Jim Walters looks like a teenager to us.
See, Rev. Jim Walters looks like a teenager to us.
So, if you follow orders when you see this in a garden right on the main pathway...what's the other side?
So, if you follow orders when you see this in a garden right on the main pathway…what’s the other side?
here's the other side.
here’s the other side.
See our example of Victorian architecture with another familiar figure on the 2nd floor balcony?  Pope Francis waves down.
See our example of Victorian architecture with another familiar figure on the 2nd floor balcony? Pope Francis waves down.

Remember that you can enlarge these photos by simply clicking on them.  (then, your back button gets you back to the blog).

Ladies are finished shopping and talking is always good in the shade on a sunny and 80 day.
Ladies are finished shopping and talking is always good in the shade on a sunny and 80 day.
We bike back along N. Lake Road - following part of the 5 miles of Chautauqua Lake's frontage at the Institution.  (it is 22 miles long total and provides many resort opportunities in this area.  Are these Milkweed Pods?
We bike back along N. Lake Road – following part of the 5 miles of Chautauqua Lake’s frontage at the Institution. (it is 22 miles long total and provides many resort opportunities in this area. Are these Milkweed Pods?

Later, we will go to the Hall of Philosophy (that outdoor venue pictured on yesterday’s post…looks like the Parthenon) for Vespers music and learn Rev. Walter’s “journey of faith”.  Couldn’t be too long, could it?  We have to be at dinner at 6PM for the Sanibel reunion crowd.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 10-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids. Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

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