Wednesday, January 12, 2011

You Capture - Doors

Down south, there is a church on every corner. While churches are not so numerous up here, the few you can find are beautiful.

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One of the first things my oldest daughter noticed when we moved up here were all of the cemeteries. She wanted to know why there are so many more up here than in the south. I had to just tell her the truth: The northerners kinda had a head start on dying! Personally, I find them all to be so beautiful...and to imagine the amazing stories each family represented by each headstone has to tell!

This is one of a few cemeteries near us:

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I love the architecture of the chapel/office on the cemetery site:

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I don't think I'll ever grow bored with the architecture up here in New England.

Of course, one thing that doesn't overly impress me, architecturally speaking anyway, is this particular part of our rental home:

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Yes, that's a door up there. Off the second floor. With no stairway. Don't ask. Because I really don't know.

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18 comments:

5thsister said...

Lovely doors...except for the baffling one on the end. Did your rental home used to be a duplex? Strange indeed!

tsinclair said...

ha ha ha - I guess that is what they call the "Emergency Exit".

I agree, the architecture there is wonderful. I can only imagine the history all of those building have seen.

CrossView said...

Gorgeous! I love looking at churches AND their doors! We were in a city yesterday that had some really pretty churches. I didn't bring my camera. =/

Yours just needs a slide. Now that would be fun...

Carrie said...

The photos of all the churches and church doors are just beautiful! Great captures! However, that finally photo made me laugh out loud! What in the world??? I'm guessing you keep that door locked?? :-)

Amy said...

Very nice doorways. I took a church photo also :)

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL!

THANKS FOR SHARING!

Becky@ My Daily Journey said...

Great Images!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Love those- When I saw that topic was Doors for this week- I really had in mind the photos you posted. That was what I wanted to capture. Unfortunately we don't have anything remotely like that at all around here. :) Those are just gorgeous.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Stunning photos! You found the best doors I've seen so far. ;) And my bet is that the builder had plans for where that door would lead...and ran out of money. Or interest. That said, I like the emergency exit theory the best!

Jen said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful!

Mia said...

We are very alike, I LOVE cemeteries for exactly the same reason. I find it amazing to think of all the stories of the people resting there.

These are some extraordinary photos, but my favorite will have to be the one with the amazingly blue sky.

Karrie said...

Stunning! I love churches, so beautiful!

Colleen said...

Wow. You had so many great doors to take pictures of. Church doors are awesome. The one on your rental house, however, is just funny. :)

Courtney said...

a couple of the churches you posted looked like ones right here in KC and I thought...did she say New England area or Midwest..than i remembered NE and got unexcited :), I was hoping it was here but anyway SO BEAUTIFUL!!

the last picture is hilarious!

Jenn said...

I love every one of your pictures. They are amazing.

Brooke said...

STUNNING! I love your doors :D This might be my favorite set so far! I was laughing at your stray door - how weird is that?!?!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL, Kathleen!!!

Darcy said...

so so beautiful, some of the best i've seen in browing, i love the compositions and the pretty colors! LOVE the last one with the blue and white!