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Saint Mary's Orthodox Church

Saint Mary's Orthodox Church

On a recent drive through the horse country of Hunt Valley my eyes were once again drawn to this stunningly beautiful church under construction. I've passed it quite a few times during the building of it but decided to stop for a photograph or two this time

Country Church

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Perhaps you had the opportunity to drive around the countryside and enjoy the farmland and other rural scenes. I sure enjoy these types of short getaways.

Just a couple of weeks ago I was driving home one evening as the sun was setting and came upon an old country church. There was something about the scene that caused me to turn around and drive back to grab a photo. Pulling along the side of the church, I took the photo below. Afterward I just hung out for about ten minutes and enjoyed the surrounding countryside.

Country Church
Country Church

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Until next time, thanks so much for visiting.

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Sunrise Services

Some months ago while driving through a small town around sunrise a church caught my eye. It was a familiar style of stone work known as formed stone, a process by which concrete was formed into architectural stones. When I was growing up this was quite popular and I watched many brick houses converted to this new look of the time. I recall the process being similar to plastering as the concrete was applied to a mesh screen and formed with a mold of some type. Anyhow, when I saw this church it sort of took me back in time as you don't see this application nearly as much as years ago. My guess is that most of these types of finishes have been in place for a good number of years now. I find churches to be architecturally attractive and this one was no different. As it turned out, it was in fact a Sunday morning, albeit quite early, and the sun was rising to bring another beautiful day, hence the title. Sunrise services are usually associated with Easter but the term seemed such a fitting title given the sky, the subject and time of day.

Sunrise Service
Sunrise Service

The next several posts will feature images from New York. I'll be staying in Manhattan for the remainder of the week. In the meantime, I'll be visiting your sites during odd hours and look forward to sharing the great images produced by the many talented photographers I've been fortunate enough to come across this year. Yes, that means you. ;-)

See you soon and thanks for visiting!

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