Saturday, October 2, 2010
Shadow Shot Sunday - Steeples and stone
Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy in sunny Brisbane, is upon us again. Thus we happily scurry about in our pursuit of shadows.
The always lovely Patti captured today’s photos as she drove around our small city of Ansonia in the pursuit of shadowy captures of churches in the community. There are quite a few given our small size and waves of immigration throughout the 1800s.
This first building is the
This is the massive Church of the Assumption. This gothic style building was completed in 1900. Where the first church has a small profile, this is quite large with the foundation being 183 ft long X 115 ft wide, its spire 95 ft tall (in metric, 35 X 56 X 59 M).
The shadows is muted by the sun, although there is something unique and perhaps spiritual as the sun seems to be rising above the roof...
Nothing seems to compare with the past when it comes to well constructed stonework, large and yet artfully designed building
The final view is the First Baptist Church, about a mile from our home. Although this building is modern in design (1973), it is actually a congregation that began in 1870. The shadows fall upon the angular steeple.
Of course, this is the church that Patti and I were married in in 1986. No shadows have fallen on us, merely on the building here.
Thanks to Patti for providing such fine shadows in the city of our residence, all captured so nicely! See more shadowy art in all iterations at Hey Harriet!