This really is such a great space in the middle of busy Boston, Massachusetts.
This is St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. Being only a block from the White House, it has been visited by many presidents.
The prevalence of beautiful churches in Charleston, South Carolina has led to it being called The Holy City. This is St. Phillip’s Cathedral and a beautiful palm lined street.
This is the cemetery next to the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The church in the background is St. Philip’s Episcopal.
This is the ruin of the Old Sheldon Church near Yemassee, South Carolina built way back in the 1750s. Ravaged by fire, war and looting through the tumultuous history of the Old South, it is a beautiful and quiet site today. Spectacular!
I do like little rural churches. This one is in Carcross in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
This beautiful Russian Orthodox Church was perched high on a bluff overlooking Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska.
This is the Old Zuni Mission Church at the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. No longer used as a catholic church, it is still a beautiful building. The murals inside are the most beautiful examples of southwest Native American art I have ever seen anywhere at any time. Unfortunately there were no photos allowed inside so you will have to visit yourself.
This is the beautiful Saint Jerome Chapel at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. It was built in 1850 to replace an older church destroyed by the US Army in the Mexican American War in 1847. I found it quite stunning.
This is Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, right outside of Greenwood, Mississippi. It looks a lot like many rural Baptist churches in the Delta, but this one holds a special place in the story of the Blues. It is the final resting place of the legendary Bluesman Robert Johnson. More on that tomorrow.
This is the beautiful Museum of Man in Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
This is the beautiful cathedral of St. Francis in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This creepy old church is a Friday the 13th special. It is at the corner of Route 15 and Route 94 in Lafayette Township, New Jersey.
Boy am I a sucker for creepy old buildings. This one jumped out at me as I drove up Route 206 near Newton, New Jersey. Apparently it was a retreat house run by Benedictine monks from St. Paul’s Abbey. Now it’s just a creepy old building, more so on a gloomy fall day.
I am back in Canada for the next few weeks. This is a beautiful church on Ile de Orleans near Quebec City in Quebec.
Grafton is billed as the “best preserved ghost town in Utah”. It has received a lot of care and upkeep since my first visit there many years ago, but I guess it’s better than just letting it disintegrate in the desert sun. It is certainly a cool place to visit, and beautiful right at sunset.
This is the beautiful Old South Meeting House in Boston, Massachusetts. Historically, it was the largest meeting house in colonial Boston and served as a gathering point for public meetings and debate. It was from here that the event history would call the Boston Tea Party was born. Today, I think it is a marvelous look at Boston – old and new, modern and colonial mixed together in reasonable harmony.
This beautiful church blends right in with the snow that surrounds it. It almost looks like it’s in black and white, but it’s not. This is in Stowe, Vermont.
The leaves are all down and the temperature is dropping. Winter has definitely arrived here in Toronto, Ontario.
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama has a powerful and tragic history. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, this church served as a major organizational headquarters and rallying point for the community. On September 15th, 1963 the church was bombed and four little girls were killed in the blast. Rebuilt and standing opposite the Civil Rights Institute, it serves as a reminder of a terrible chapter in this country’s history.