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Old Mar 17, 2007, 7:49 PM   #1
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I took this photo because the architecture was interesting to me. Only after I was adjusting it in RAW did I notice the front steps. Here's what I think happened: The minister hired a mason known around town for his heavy drinking -- thinking that, as he built the steps, he would have to listen to the minister's efforts to convert him. Maybe he listened too well -- or not at all. Now, the congregation is reminded weekly of their pastor's good (but failed) intentions.

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 2:06 AM   #2
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Here's what I think happened: The minister hired a mason known around town for his heavy drinking -- thinking that, as he built the steps, he would have to listen to the minister's efforts to convert him. Maybe he listened too well -- or not at all. Now, the congregation is reminded weekly of their pastor's good (but failed) intentions.
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 4:27 AM   #3
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Nice shot Walter. And a good story too.

I notice that the bottom two steps look pretty good. It's the top three that are slanted.
Maybe the mason did the bottom two steps in the morning, then went out and drank his lunch and finished the job in the afternoon.
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Cool. It looks like the people building the church used precast concrete steps, which were commonly cast in two-step units. One set seems to have washed out underneath, or the ground settled there.




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