Faith in the midst of horror and prejudice

I love to take pictures of churches.  I’m not an overly religious person, but I think churches are beautiful and the architecture so awe-inspiring.  There is so much detail to take in when you really look closely at a church, especially the very old ones.  So, even if I am out and about for other reasons, I always find myself detouring with camera in hand if there is an old church in the vicinity.

While Mike and I were walking around the Charles J. Clark Square in Windsor taking pictures, we came across this Anglican/Espicopal church and were drawn to it.  I found it interesting that it was located close to both a war memorial and a statue honouring the underground railway.  I don’t know if this makes sense or not, but somehow it was nice to see a place of faith near the memories of two such disturbing parts of our history, where the monuments were honouring the bravery of those who fought for what was right and just.

Here are some of the more interesting shots of the church.  I tried to fix the really bad lighting of the shots taken looking up at the sky by replacing the overly bright sky, but it was my first attempt at doing that, so they could probably be much better.  Oh well, anything new that I learn in Photoshop is a bonus with the limited learning time that I have, so I am thrilled that they look even a little bit better.

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23 Responses to Faith in the midst of horror and prejudice

  1. Love the angle on the third shot!!! Beautiful church!!! 🙂 **

  2. J. G. Burdette says:

    I like old church buildings as well, we’ve got a few around here some very imposing in their looks. Great photos!

  3. Dor says:

    ‘Tis a truly awesome church – especially from your always interesting perspective!

  4. I love the photo of the door – it is so vibrant! 🙂

  5. Great old church. I love the doors!

  6. sayvan says:

    The third shot really caught my attention. Wonderful!

    • Thank you very much. When you are out there on a bright day looking at the LCD you are never quite sure how well your photos have turned out, so I was quite pleased later at home when I saw how cool that shot turned out!!

  7. love the 3rd shot and its point of view

  8. I’m a big fan of the colours and textures of the doors, I love churches and living in europe am spoiled to have so many truly ancient quirky little churches on my doorstep.

    • You are so lucky because in Europe the churches are so much older than they are here plus they are from so many different time periods that the architecture styles vary too. My son is in England right now, and I think it’s tomorrow that they go to Yorkminster Cathedral. I can’t wait to see his pictures!!

  9. you are so right, most church arcitecture is so awesome

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