Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Church Window Views

I was away from home on Memorial Day so last week I visited the cemetery at the church where I grew up. I have family members buried here going back to my great grandparents families. The original church was built in 1858 but rebuilt just over twenty years ago because lightning struck the bell tower and burnt the wooden church to the ground. The steel bell was cracked from top to bottom. (A sepia image of the bell is located on my photoblog, here.)
I took a shot through one of the windows and was delighted you could see through the church to the window on the opposite wall.
Zooming in through the window I was able to see the stained glass window that would be directly behind the pulpit.
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25 comments:

Thom said...

Wonderful pictures and thanks for the description. There are others that do this window meme and I really like seeing all the different varties. Yours are awesome :)

judi said...

Great post and photos! Now I have to go check out windows again. Thanks for sharing the link!

ellen b. said...

Nice windows. I like your zooming in one! Good idea :0)

Jeri said...

Love the shot through the window!

maryt/theteach said...

Clever captures, Carletta! Good views! :)

Nessa said...

Great shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the window shots!

Lew said...

Very nice windows! And it's nice that they preserved the old bell.

Janice Thomson said...

Delightful pictures - love the shot through the window...

Eaton Bennett said...

The second photo is a clever capture,
lovely. :)

quilly said...

That stained glass window is gorgeous. I am so glad you were able to get the shot.

Jientje said...

I love the window in the window. Beautiful!

Mar said...

Beautiful choices, love it when one can see through to an opposite window! Your zoom is amazing...

Mine is posted here!

Robin said...

That is really cool that you could see all the way through.

My wOrLd... said...

it is really nice... i can see the view... church is a place that gives me so much relief.... it takes away the pain from my heart...
-rugma

Author said...

Great shot. The window looks austere but interesting.

My entry:
http://j9marshall.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/window-views-for-sale/

Milo and Alfie's entry:
http://milocat.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/window-views-3/

Kerri said...

Oh I love how you captured that 2nd shot! WOW!

George said...

I like your views of the church through the window. Your pictures give a nice perspective of what appears to be a very pretty church.

Gattina said...

That is really a very nice shot and it goes all through !

kaye said...

both shots are great, thanks for the commentary. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window views Thanks!

Danielle said...

Very cool! Love both pics. I like how you can see the other window a lot too. Interesting story. Great post.

Rose said...

How wonderful it would be to know whee your great grandparents are buried...but so sad that the original church burned down.

Raven said...

Lovely. I especially love that first shot looking through both windows.

Julie said...

Love the way you can see clear through.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What lovely window views! Nifty reflections too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,