Sunday, March 14, 2010

Upper Room Baptist Church




While I was in Irondale last Friday I decided to drive around the neighborhood. I found this lovely little church. The windows made me park and get out. They remind me of small town churches all over Alabama. Perfectly simple I think.

14 comments:

Gunn said...

It is pretty! I love the shape of the window and the shadow of the trees.

Yvi said...

That`s really beautiful...

Greetings
Yvi

brattcat said...

The shadows add so much to this image, V. So rich with symbolism.

Bibi said...

Yep, mighty pretty. I'd know it was somewhere in the USA.

Birdman said...

Even though there's no stained glass here; it looks iconic.

altadenahiker said...

Yes, it does look singularly American, doesn't it?

Daryl said...

Those windows remind me of the arches on the Brooklyn Bridge .. lovely shadows ...

Chuck Pefley said...

A simple country church feel ... the bare branch shadows add to this. That window would not be the same in summer when the trees are in full leaf.

Laurie said...

Very charming, indeed, V. What stories that little church could tell!

Louis la Vache said...

Perfect, Virginia!

Bob Crowe said...

I grew up seeing the insides of only Catholic churches. Ornate stained glass was ubiquitous. I was very surprised when, later in life, I saw Congregationalist churches in Boston and Philadelphia with clear windows like this. Somehow it didn't seem religious enough but on reflection perhaps it is more pure. This place looks pure.

Loved your comment on my Sunday post, wondering whether St. Francis de Sales was the patron saint of shopping. Almost knocked over my coffee. But you know, St. Catherine of Sienna is actually the patron saint of television. (And heaven knows television needs a patron saint, a host of guardian angels, an ethics committee and an an environmental disaster cleanup team.) It's a long story.

Jacob said...

You have such an excellent eye, V. A very nice study in b&w and shadows!

Petrea said...

It's sweet and nostalgic. Takes me back to farm country. How wonderful that a photo can do that.

TheChieftess said...

Very charming...and gives a very simple message of praise.

I totally get Bob's take on churches and stained glass...the church I went to for many years moved into a strip mall...they fancied it up a bit, but it still didn't have the same reverence. The prior location had been shared space...but there was a lovely fireplace, and windows to the outdoor garden that was lovely...the concept of churches in strip malls still boggles my mind, even though I know that it's what's in the message that counts, there's something to be said about the ambience.