Sunday, October 27, 2013

Whimsical Windows - Second Congregational

Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is a fun architectural meme hosted by Toby - and of course, congratulations foe reaching the century milestone. One-hundred posts is an accomplishment, and architecture on both sides of the Atlantic pond is equally prolific, so the second hundred posts is not in doubt :)

For my contribution, I am inside the Second Congregational Church in nearby Derby Connecticut. built in 1845, on its exterior it fits the impression of the small town white clapboard church sitting near the town green. Inside it mostly follows theme of a 19th century church, including the leaded stained glass windows. The only difference between then and now is that the dour Puritans that built this would never allow colorful banners to fly inside. The Puritans never had fun it seems...

4 comments:

Lesley said...

I have seen banners inside churches - but not like these ones! Usually, they are long and hang on the walls.
And we don't tend to have flags in our churches, either. (that I recall)

toby said...

Oh, those banners are lovely, and quite uplifting! I think I like the one with the birdhouse even more than the first, it's sweet :)
Whoever decided to hang them is on the right track - thanks for sharing these with us!

photodoug said...

Ralph, the little bird's attitude should be universal.

Dina said...

Shalom Ralph. Those are nice messages, just in time for Thanksgiving.