Saturday, November 19, 2011
Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy worship
Shadow Shot Sunday returns amid this cold autumn morn. Underneath a sunny and clear and brilliantly blue sky, a day to admire and dress warmly.
Granted, these temps seem chilly now (36°F / 2°C) but balmy if on a day in mid-January. I guess it takes awhile for us to adapt to the seasonal changes...
The stone subject is Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia. This house of worship dates back to its Anglican roots as far back as 1737. This building, the latest in the parish lineage itself was completed in 1896.The outside structure was constructed in granite from Ansonia and graystone from New Jersey.
The always lovely Patti was on a
story assignment today, covering a local third-grade class program at the church, and since I was not working today, I drove.
As I am height challenged, I commissioned Patti to take a few shadowy photos - a nice day made even nicer with shadows. The fine detailing is from a time long gone. The gothic arches over windows and doors are classic, the granite nicely delineating the stained glass from the stone.
The neatest detail sits at the top of the bell tower, and these are gargoyles. The mythical stone creatures seem to aim toward the four corners of the world from their perch located above South Cliff Street. Great shadows from a great building!