Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Spiritual Sepia

Occasionally, Sepia Scenes takes us back in time.

Living in a small town of copper and brass mill town, we have lots of churches. The mid 1800‘s brought many immigrants to areas like this, with the lure of freedom (and plenty of employment). In Ansonia, the patterns of immigration also included the houses of Catholic worship, depending on where you were from over there: St. Joseph’s (Polish), Assumption (Irish) and Holy Rosary (Italian). 
For eastern Europe (such as the areas of present day Ukraine, Poland, Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, and Romania), the subject today is the St. Peter-St. Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Established in 1898, the present building was opened in 1916.
The basilica style is of Byzantine style, and seems right in sepia. The muted sepia tone detracts all that is around the building and allows us to look and admire the domes, the hallmark of the classic soothing so we can relax. Obviously this is not on film, but the tone suggests how this building may have looked 95 years ago - a classic look that never get old.
See sepia in many varieties at Mary’s stylish meme.

1 comment:

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I find churches very interesting and fascinating from the cultural perspective (I am not religious). This church is a "cute" compact building and doing so well in sepia.
My emigrated relatives were religious (protestants) - I know that from letters to my grandmother.
I have taken up my genealogy research again. It is so interesting!