Pages

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Steeple Chasing

Not horses, but building tops.

Nearly every town we visited on our Maine road trip had one or more churches and some very unique town halls. It’s true that they certainly don’t build structures like these anymore – too bad. It became a daily challenge to capture as many as possible along the route; sometimes from the car.

Here are some of the church steeples . . .
church collage
And here are some of the city halls . . .
city hall collage
There were steeples hidden in the trees . . .
steeple-tree collage
Here’s my favorite – there’s a steeple in all that color !
steeple-leaves

20 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful building tops.
have a great weekend Beatrice.
Costas

Elaine said...

Fantastic set of steeples! Your collage work is wonderful.

possum said...

Ah, steeples. I remember as a little kid being told that was the church's way of pointing the way to God. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that many of the churches here on the shore were built like brick fortresses instead, with battlements on the roof and not a steeple in sight, like they were more concerned with fighting than communing with God.
Great shots, as usual!

Lois Evensen said...

So very pretty! You had great weather to get those images, too.

Montanagirl said...

Great series of all the "Steeples". They sure vary in construction and looks.

Anvilcloud said...

A very steep post.

grammie g said...

Hi Folks...well being a Mainer I wish I could say I knew where each of them where taken, but after awhile they start to look the same.lol
I will have to see if my daughter can do it..would make a great history lesson.
I see the ghost in the city hall photos top row left second one in...to funny !!
Last photo a real beauty!!
Have a great weekend!!

Out on the prairie said...

A beckon to come and visit. I enjoy stopping and finding about the history of when they made these points of interest. It is like a welcome sign for the towns.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

It is something special with all these building tops. But I don´t think we have any city halls here.

Wonderful colors in the bottom photo!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I meant we don´t have tops like that on our city halls :-) :-) :-)

I can´t comment here on my Word Press account for some reason. I get a comment saying I have forbidden signs in my address?? It works great if I comment as an Open ID though??
Christer.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Greetings - Costas, Elaine, Possum, Lois, Mona, Anvil Grammie, Out on the Prairie, Christer - glad you enjoyed the steeple pics. All were amazing from simple to ornate. I noticed that most church steeples and city halls were white; although some of city halls had brickwork too.

Yes, Lois, we were lucky to have good weather when these were taken, even cloudy days made steeples more dramatic.

Grammie the "ghost" in city hall top was in Saco, Maine. And I could ID where each was taken by going back and checking the folders on my PC, so if you need to know where a certain one is located, just let me know.

Possum, agreed there is no comparison between these Maine steeples and church tops on the eastern shore.

And the last one is my favorite too. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Scott said...

What a great idea, that is finding something to capture as many as possible of on your trip. I can honestly say it's a good thing it was that kind of steeple chase because if it had involved a horse he would have been a "Dead Horse". LOL! I really enjoyed taking a look at all the steeples and it was very clever of you to montage them like you did.

Country Mouse Studio said...

wonderful I had no idea there were so many varieties of steeples

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Scott, we did a lot of taking photos of a single "thing" on our road trip. In October, Grenville did doors, windows, even manhole covers and I did lighthouses. It became a challenge to see how many of the each item we could find on our daily outings. You might even see some series closer to home now that we'vre back. Glad you enjoyed the post.

Hi Country Mouse, it's surprising how many there were - every town had churches, city halls or other buildings with steeples. Sadly you don't see many new buildings as beautiful as most of the ones we saw.

HermitJim said...

This would make one heck of a coffee table book! aybe you two should work on putting one together!

I really enjoyed the pictures!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks HermitJim and many thanks from Grenville and I for the suggestion. We're not planning to do a book; other than one to keep for ourselves of our fun road trip, but we sure do like sharing them on our little blog and getting nice compliments like yours. THanks for dropping in today!

Dani said...

I am from Maine and going to school in VA. I believe I recognize some of the steeples. Did you by chance go to Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Newcastle, and Damristcota?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Welcome Dani and many thanks for dropping by our blog. We appreciate all visits and comments. Yes we were in Damariscotta, MA and in the top collage, the first church steeple (looks like a castle) was taken there. We didn't stop in Boothbay or Boothbay Harbor, maybe next visit :-) e really enjoyed our Maine road trip and plan to revisit.

We currently live on the VA eastern shore (transplants from NJ). Where is your Maine home and which VA school do you attend? Drop in again anytime and thanks for the visit.

Ree said...

Love these!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

THANKS, Ree!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...