I knew I had pictures with numbers somewhere. I just had to remember where.
I need a better filing system.
Whether or not you practice any particular faith, you have to admit some of the world’s most inspiring architecture is in mosques, synagogues, churches, and temples. From the Gothic cathedrals of the middle ages, to the simple white wood churches of New England, a place of worship is often the biggest, most elaborate edifice in the town.
This really is the region for white clapboard (pronounced “clabbered”) churches. We have our share of stone and brick too, but the white steepled churches that dominate the town square (the Common) in most New England towns symbolize the region.
I live in the land of white clapboard (pronounced “clabbered”) churches. They have become, along with stone fences, a symbol of New England.
Every town and village has several, usually surrounding the town’s Common, an open area originally used as a communal field for grazing sheep. Today, Commons are parks in the middle of town. In small towns, the Common is typically the only park. Our local common is stuffed full of commemorative statuary. There’s barely room remaining for people.
We also have a modest selection of stone churches, but the white wood churches are more celebrated and a favorite of every photograher.
Two of these pictures are black and white without conversion. It’s the way they look up close and in person.
Happy Easter, Happy Passover and a good Sunday to all.
I was tagged by Cordelia’s Mom, Still to participate in this challenge.
It turns out that no one is quite sure where this challenge originated, but everyone seems to be enjoying it. It’s got only two rules:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using one of your photos in B&W. It doesn’t have to be new or any particular subject. Just black and white.
2. Each day, invite another blog friend to join in the fun. The hard part is finding people who haven’t done it already, and would like to play.
On this fourth day of this challenge, I’d like to invite anyone who would like to post some black and white pictures to participate. You don’t have to play if you’re too busy or prefer not to, but you are officially (formally) invited.
Architecture usually looks good in black and white. Lots of angles, contrast, and texture.
Walls support us, surround us. Define us. Define the spaces in which we live, work, play, pray.
This wall belongs to a now abandoned church in the middle of town. It has been patiently waiting for years for someone to love it and make it theirs.
For sale or rent.
On February 4th, Garry’s brother Anton Armstrong conducted St. Olaf’s Choir at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. It’s a small, elegant concert hall built in 1855. Lots of interesting architecture.
Before the concert got underway, I snapped a few pictures.