Friday, October 17, 2008

For Whom the Bells Toll - Skywatch Friday


The bell tower at Highlands  United Methodist Church, in the Five Points area, is probably one of the most photogenic !  You may remember this unique and beautiful church from an earlier post here,  and the reason that this church is close to my heart.  This is where they serve breakfast to the homeless and those in need,  six days a week.  One morning when I was standing outside chatting with some of the breakfast guests, one of the men told me all about the chiming of the bells and how beautiful it was.  He was very pleased that I stayed around long enough to hear them.  Indeed he was right.  A heavenly sound that brightens the days of all those that hear it. A blessing to the community in more ways than one.

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The Tune du Jour is " The Highlands" by Michael Dulin.



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29 comments:

Olivier said...

belle prise de vue, dommage que tu ne puisses pas faire un détour par Evry.

nice shot, pity that you can not make a detour by Evry.

Eki Akhwan said...

The ornaments look majestic, V. Would you explore it from other angles for us, please?

Have a great weekend, V.

Judy - So California said...

Virginia, Love this photo - and the previous one. Beautiful church, beautifully captured by you. Love more of Michael's music too - can't wait to share with Dave in the morning. Guess what arrived today - you betcha - our own copy of Timeless. Feels like we've died and gone to heaven to listen to an entire album of such wonderful music.

Laurie said...

This is beautiful, V. You know, I'm not a religious person but I always stop and listen to church bells. They are so hopeful and lovely. I hear them on Sundays here because there is a church nearby. It's wonderful.

Arija said...

Bell ringing is an art form, when well done it is deeply satisfying.
Lovely church.

angela said...

That's a very lovely bell tower set off against that that blue sky. I love listening to church bells chiming..
Have a nice weekend!

D.C. Confidential said...

What a beautiful church and a great contribution to Skywatch!

Peter said...

I almost heard the bells toll!

Webradio said...

Very great shot !
The church is beautiful and high...
The sky is "good" blue...

Rambling Round said...

Wonderful architecture and apparently wonderful people here as well.

Hope said...

The sound of church bells ringing always stirs my heart & soul. Such a personal sound that means so many different things to folks. I could almost imagine the ringing as I read your post.

PJ said...

It was beautiful to see for the short time I was there two weeks ago. I wish I could have heard the chimes.

Louise said...

Love it! And the sky doesn't even capture my notice. Excellent photo of the building, which is fabulous.

Dusty Lens said...

Wish I were there to hear the bells. One thing I enjoy while traveling is viewing church bell towers like yours shown here.

Marie-Noyale said...

A nice "clocher"..
I love to hear bells ringing,and I miss it here.
I should come and serve breakfast too, to enjoy them!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

nice perspective of the church and the description adds a lot of interest.

you have a great blog and you're a talented photographer!

Marie Reed said...

it was sooo nice to visit your blog today! It was like coming home:)

marley said...

That building is an architectural delight! I bet the bells are wonderful.

Tash said...

I also love the tower for the architectural details. Another lovely photo with a good angle. And for church bells - I really miss not having any close by. I think it is so wonderful of you to help out or just chat with the breakfast guests. I bet it meant a whole lot to them too.

Mary said...

It leaves me speechless! It's incredible to look at!

dot said...

Sounds like a wonderful church and it's certainly pretty in your picture.

storyteller said...

What a beautifully architecture building photographed at an intriguing perspective! I’ve shared ‘pink clouds on blue skies’ (and a bit of haiku) at Sacred Ruminations ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Don't the bells toll for us? Wasn't that the answer at the end of the novel: by the way, Robert Jordan was Hemingway's best hero: the True Hemingway Hero!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful!

babooshka said...

Ssh! Stop the bells. Beautiful building and marvellously composed.

Jeannelle said...

This is just gorgeous! It could be in Europe! You could say that.....I would never have known the difference! Greetings from Iowa.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" likes the texture of this image very much, Virginia. This is a fine contribution to SWF!

Virginia said...

Oh, Louis and Jeanelle, do I see a bovine romance in the making right here on BADP????Udderfulll!

gnometree said...

Great SWF photo. Thanks for sharing