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Old Dec 29, 2007, 8:28 PM   #1
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I come to this place at least once a year and this year it finally snowed. My favorite spot is of this old church built in 1912 - 1914 according to a local who lives next to it. He moved there in 1946 and says he never saw anyone hold a church service there.

There is a special feeling I get once inside as I try to imagine what the people looked like as they came to worship. Horses and buggies tied outside........

It takes my breath away every time.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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a church that no one goes to... interesting! looks like a beautiful spot. i'm not mormally a fan of high-key images, but this one works... nicely done!
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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Thanks squirl.

Next time I go out there I'm going to make a point to find out more from the town's archive or do some other type of info search. It's a long shot, but I may be able to find someone still living in the area that may have gone to this church.

As you can see with this photo, the building has a lean to it and some of the locals propped up some poles to help support it but their attempts just caused more damage.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 12:33 AM   #4
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another view.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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last one is my favorite. This photo consist of 4 portrait style images stitched into one to capture the full sunrise.
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Just awesome, great composition who wouldn't want to go there
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 4:32 AM   #7
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The imagesabove revealing adelicate feelingbacked by your nice narrationmentioning also the effort of the locals in supporting the old church, inspired me to recall a looong poemfrom romantic period by John Greenleaf Whittier: Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl, starting such as below:

The sun that brief December day
Rose cheerless over hills of gray,
And, darkly circled, gave at noon
A sadder light than waning moon...


In the first and the last images, especially, the observer's gaze does not only give a long brake by the church but alsofeel likegoing further beyond thefenceand along the openingthrough the trees far away...

Wish you a happy new year : )

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Awesome!

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 12:09 PM   #9
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i love the images i have seen this place somewhere in the past. wish you the best of the new year also. happy new years:| rick
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Terrific shots................musket.
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