Sanctuary - A World Wide Panorama - (c) Edward S. Fink for
Over the 2004 Winter Solstice VR photographers around the world shot panoramas on the theme "Sanctuary" for a World Wide Panorama project

I shot my "Sanctuary" panorama of a homeless family inspecting their new room at People Serving People, an emergency housing shelter in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota that provides temporary rooms for up to 440 people, 60% of them children.

On this first night of winter the temperature dropped to -8 F (-22 C), with wind chills reaching -33 F (-36 C).  Deeper into winter the temperature here can hit -30 F (-34 C) and colder.  That makes People Serving People not only a sanctuary, but a life-saving sanctuary.