Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Sainted Sepia

Sepia Scenes arrives again, and I present a beautiful  local church. The Three-Saints Orthodox church is located in our compact city of Ansonia. 


This congregation can be traced to the end of the last century with immigrants from Slavic nations in Europe escaping religious, cultural, and political persecution in their native lands.

This congregation was formed in 1895, the original structure built by those émigrés. This building replaced the original church, and was completed in late 1955.

The building is a light sandstone color, highlighted by an antique sepia edit. I like the modern iteration of the structure, with the angular style and the small domes, clad in copper – not unusual, as Ansonia is nicknamed the Copper City. See sepia from all over at Mary’s monochrome meme.


7 comments:

Kramer said...

I'm guessing that it is some type of Eastern Orthodox? The saints' halos look gold under the sepia tone. Makes a good image better.

anemonen said...

Lovely sepia tone and the church is beautiful. The grass is a little bit green in the sepia and I like that.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Very unique and modern design. The golden details shines in the soft sepia.

bettyl said...

Wonderful subject for sepia. The contrast is great!

Y. Ikeda said...

I know nothing about western church but can tell its beauty and solemnness!!!

Cassie said...

It's a wonderful looking structure. We have an Orthadox church walking distance from here. They do their service in Old Slavonic...sounds like a mix of Russian,Polish,Czech,etc. Their Icons are so pretty. We're non-denominational Christians so don't really have any of the lovely old florishes of the specific denoms. I kind of wish we did.

maryt/theteach said...

Very fancy, very modern, Ralph, but very beautiful! :)