Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Old Church of Saint Andrew

Do you remember these flowers? They are the same flowers, and the picture was taken on the same day as the pictures in my "Beauty vs Decay" post from two weeks ago. I took this picture while standing in front of the closed down 1950's era school. The Beautiful old church and cemetery across the street is about a two minute walk from my house.
"In 1880, a small band of Catholic families met together, searched for pastoral guidance, obtained land and finally built their church on South Sycamore Street, Newtown, dedicating it to St. Andrew."
Sorry about the power lines. :-(

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24 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

These flowers almost seem to create a beautiful field of gold!

bobbie said...

A lovely church, and that sea of flowers just makes the photo.

Sally in WA said...

Nice pic, James. Nothing to be sorry about the power lines. I seem to find them EVERYWHERE! A lot of times, I don't even notice they were there until I review my pics.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Nice picture, James. I'm like Sally, I didn't notice the power lines until you mentioned it.

Sarah said...

Lovely pic. I took some of the same flower the other day.Good job

Thom said...

I didn't even notice the power poles until you mentioned it. There is too much beauty in the photo. Excellent :)

Pyzahn said...

You are a very talented photographer. This picture is lovely.

Ai Shiang said...

nicely taken James, I like it when the flowers acted as foreground.

Tricia said...

Very beautiful scene - Could be a postcard!

Happy MYM!

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely picture. The scene has got such beautiful colors.. I agree it's perfect for a postcard.... Amazing!

Karen said...

I love the light in this photo...

The church and golden carpet of flowers are really beautiful...

Wonderful capture !

Carletta said...

I thought I recognized the color of the corner of the building before I started reading. :)
This is a really nice shot. The ominous sky makes it most intriging.
Nice shot James!

Vogon Poet said...

Creative contrast of colors, beautiful church.

Julie said...

The shadow and light here James is just terrific. What a grand place to be living. Must seem a change from Texas.

klivengood said...

At first, i thought it was the church looks yellow and i love it but when i read it, there were beautiful small flowers on it. lol nice photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such a pretty "meadow" of yellow blossoms with a stately church for a background.

Pam said...

James, your photo is incredibly beautiful. I love the composition of the flowers with the wonderful old church in the background, well done. You live in a delightful area.
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

From Saint Andrew’s Church
it is only a short walk
to daisy field.

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Martha in PA said...

Beautiful Photo. There are sooo many beautiful old churches.

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charmine said...

Beautiful! The whole area comes alive with these flowers.

Regina said...

A beautiful view. Great captured.
Happy MYM.

Regina

m_m said...

Great view!

Bogey said...

Hmmm! Blogger ate my comment.

As I said, I love Churches, they have such great Architectural character and diversity. Sadly, many of them are now closing there doors for a variety of reasons. This past Saturday evening, I went to Stratford and had dinner in an old church which has been converted to a restaurant. If you want to see the inside of that go here: http://www.churchrestaurant.com/

Keep up the great work James!

Life with Kaishon said...

So pretty.