Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sepia Shots - Steeples and Such

Mary’s Sepia Scenes arrives for this fine edit. I figure that stone and sepia seems to work well, often the older the better. And in old mill towns such as Ansonia, churches of a certain era, sepia subjects appear quite readily.

I first showcase Christ Episcopal Church on South Cliff Street, directly across the street from the classic Ansonia Library. The cornerstone was laid in late 1896 and the church opened and consecrated in 1900. The building was constructed of Ansonia granite, quarried at Potter’s Quarry in Ansonia. 
This English Gothic church lends itself wonderfully in the slightly darkened sepia edit…

The First Congregational Church is next door to the previous subject. Founded in 1850, this building, opened in 1865, replaced an earlier wood structure. The fa├žade of this gothic edifice was built of stone quarried in nearby Seymour. Interestingly, the stained glass windows are Tiffany. 
Anson G. Phelps, the founder of Ansonia, donated the land for the church. 

The picture was taken on my behalf by the lovely Patti (thanks, as always). The light antique showcases the shape and blue skies of a beautiful day. See sepia steeples and much more at Mary’s site!


fredamans said...

So beautiful and antiquated. Well done on the angle.

kaye said...

those old stone buildings do work well with sepia

bettyl said...

Those are awesome shots! I love old buildings. They have such wonderful character.