Sunday, April 29, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Local Byzantine

At ground level by the St Peter-St Paul Church, Howard Avenue, Ansonia, Connecticut 
Toby hosts the fun Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, and we hope to capture unique portals.  

Today I show part of the Saint Peter-Saint Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ansonia. We are in an old industrial town immigrants that immigrants from Eastern Europe who originally worshiped here from countries such as the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. 

This building was completed in 1915, and is in a Byzantine style, the domes clad in copper (befitting Ansonia, known as the Copper City). I notice a few buildings where the copper has turned to a green hue like this one. I would imagine the cost to restore the roof to its copper hue would be astronomical, so the copper stays as is. However, the dome and windows have a very unique shape... 

Patti and I were in an old school next door yesterday, and I noticed the church through a large window. Since she had the camera, and I saw windows perfect for the meme. I asked and she kindly took this shot. If we pay attention with camera in hand, we may capture even more architectural gems…


Lesley said...

The domes with the windows are a unique feature.
I find the narrow chimney to detract from the size of the domes - it looks out of scale.
And for the record, I rather like the green hue of the copper.

toby said...

That is a great find! It looks like someone took two completely different buildings and piled them up, one on top of the other :)
The green seems fine, it's just like the Statue of Liberty, no?
Have a great week!

Robin said...

What a great find, it must look very exotic in a Connecticut setting. Great catch Ralph!

EG CameraGirl said...

What beautiful architecture!