Sunday, December 9, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Bucolic Green

Derby CT town green seen from Fifth Street

Toby hosts the fun Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors in which we look for architectural gems. This is the green of the small (12,500) city of Derby Connecticut. In the northeast of the USA, a white clapboard congregational church sitting near the green is oft repeated. What we see is the the Second Congregational Church (1845). The Civil War monument adds to the historic aura. Note that the pointed steeple is missing - lost in Hurricane Gloria in 1985. If not for the parking meter, this possibly is what the past may have looked like in its day...

4 comments:

Lesley said...

The white does stand out, doesn't it?
It looks like a busy green with lamps, statues and cannons, too.

photodoug said...

Love a New England village green. Thanks for sharing.

toby said...

Great find, Ralph! I love that cannon, it really adds a lot, although perhaps takes a bit away from the peace and tranquility of the church :)

Sara said...

Very quaint and bucolic indeed.