Friday, July 25, 2008

SKY WATCH FRIDAY - Red Tiles, Blue Sky


Highlands Methodist Church is probably one of the most photographed churches in Birmingham and rightfully so. Overlooking the famous fountain in 5 Points South, it's one of Birmingham's oldest churches.  Built in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style,  it is just as striking today as it was when it was built 99 years ago.  

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17 comments:

Wren said...

I wouldn't have guessed this was Birmingham. Looks like a city by the Mediterranean Sea.

Virginia said...

Thanks Wren. I shot it as part of the theme Euro Birmingham for a photography class last spring. Wait till you see the bell tower photo. I will post it later.

alice said...

Seeing the little photo on the portal, I was thinking you were in Spain!

babooshka said...

It does look like mainland europe. the brilliance of the blue really shines through.

Knoxville Girl said...

Those are such lovely primary colors to be side-by-side. Great sky watch. Thanks for your comments on my blog.
Also, I shoot into the sun apparently because I don't know any better. Being an amateur has its surprises. Cartier-Bresson also said your first 10,000 photos are your worst, so in this digital age, I'm not discouraged at all.

Pietro said...

Charming composition.
I like the colours so intense and vibrant.

Pietro Brosio Gallery

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! That is a beautiful church! It's so neat to see places and learn about them like this. I'd have never imagined that Birmingham had such an architectural wonder. Then again, I don't know what I imagined when I thought of Birmingham, but I do know I'm learning a lot and really enjoying this look at your city!

Peter said...

It certainly has a wonderful look of Spanish influence, but I would not expect a church like this one to be a methodist one... I beleive that at least in Europe they are mostly of a very simple design!

monkeyseemonkeydontdo said...

Love it! Doesn't even look like the 'Ham. I love the spot you choose for the photo, such an unassuming angle and it works!!! Thanks agian for showing me and all the others a great shot of Birmingham!

Ming the Merciless said...

Love the color on the wall and tiles on the roof. It feels like Italy, near the Mediterranean Sea.

Birmingham, AL is lucky to have such a magnificent looking church.

storyteller said...

What a lovely capture of the wispy clouds behind these beautiful church. I also enjoyed the columns in the previous post. My Sky Watch is at Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

Linda Reeder said...

That is one very blue sky!
Greetings from Seattle.

Dusty Lens said...

Wow, what a spectacular shot! Outstanding, looks like this could be from Spain.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hello...beautiful photo for Sky Watch Friday..at the new site....I love the colors, the complimentary colors of gold and blue. So interesting to see all the different skies. cheers.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A lovely Sky Watch. I can see why the church is often photographed. Beautiful.

Gayle said...

What a great building crowned by such a perfect sky.

tr3nta said...

Really nice photo!
I like it...