01.06.2016 The Grace Episcopal Church

I love stone buildings and this church is lovely in my view.  It is located across from the Amherst Town Green in the town center.  The history of the church is not as detailed as the 1794 Meetinghouse nor is the church quite as old, but it is well built and designed which is a feature that I appreciate in older construction.

Grace-Episcopal-Church-122715-700WebAs you can see, it was a rainy morning before the sun had risen to brighten the gloom.  I’ll definitely do more at this location.  But for now it’s got mood and starbursts.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 01.06.2016 The Grace Episcopal Church

  1. What a surprise: a non-nature picture, yet a gneiss one.
    It’s raining here in Austin now too.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I was intrigued by the spire (or whatever) rising up above the bell tower. It appeared to have been a later addition, but I see now that it’s an integral part of the structure. I looked at other Dudley churches, and they had the feature. Other, contemporary architects who built Episcopal churches in New England added them, too. It must be a feature of Gothic Revival — at least, Episcopalian Gothic Revival. Do you know what the feature is called? I’m accustomed to seeing either a bell tower or a spire, but this seems a combination of the two.

    I really like the photo. It feels as peaceful as some of your landscapes.


    • The best I could come up with is simply Gothic Revival Bell Tower and Spire. I found pyramidal spire also, but nothing describing the combination as a term.
      Funny, it was peaceful as it was early Sunday morning and raining. I was able to stand in the middle of the road the entire time without another car coming through…of course, I must add that it is a side street and not a main thoroughfare but is in the center of town.

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    This is more of the age and style of some of our churches. Like Linda I find the image very peaceful.


    • I am guessing that most older churches the world round were similar in idea if not architectural style. Large stone structures that celebrated folks belief. If I am going to continue photographing buildings such as this, I should start to investigate their history more as well. Another project. 🙂
      Thanks, Ann.

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  4. Somehow the the lights shining on the we pavement provide a nice feeling of

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  5. Oop … early morning! Nice to see a non-nature shot on this gloomy day.

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  6. I’m a fan of stone buildings, as well. We don’t have enough of them! I love the entire look of this photo, Steve. The black and white moodiness, the wet streets, and the starburst effect on the street lamps. Lovely.

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    • For some reason, I always felt some identification and empathy for Jude Fawley which carried over to an awareness of stonecutters and stone buildings. My life bore little resemblance to his but I still felt a kinship. I think it is the requirement of hard work combined with artistry that fuels my admiration for the trade.

      I liked the combination of starburst and wet reflections as added features to the building itself. The mood is actually not too far removed from the actual atmosphere of the moment.



  7. Excellent photo here. Moody scene, dimly lit, starburst effect on the street lamp, a very old stone building that shows its well kept age. I’d like to see more scenes such as this one. It would make a lovely print.

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  8. Great architecture, mood, and starbursts! What could be better? (unless it is a frog in the fog 🙂 )


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