Wednesday, January 7, 2009

North Church

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In a stunning display of ostrichship (yes, I fully accept that there is an awfully slim chance that that is a real word, but roll with me here) I'm taking a timeout from thinking about the war and posting a photo taken on a beautiful summer day clear across the other side of the world for this week's Sepia Scenes.
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The photo you see above was taken in Portsmouth's Market Square during our trip to New Hampshire last summer. The North Church congregation was founded in 1671 and resided in several building around the square during it's long history. The building you see in the photo was built in 1855 and its steeple quickly became one of Portsmouth's most recognizable symbols.
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22 comments:

Lea said...

Isn't if funny how this is old for us/US??? I so loved when buildings were built with character and style...

Randall said...

Beautiful church. I love New England... but I live in Los Angeles. Thanks for sharing.

"Sunshine" said...

Such a cool shot. This church resembles a courthouse in my vicinity...

Neas Nuttiness said...

Hey - if ostrichship works for you...then go for it!

Dawn on MDI said...

Love that church steeple. You can see it from the highway heading either north or south. Tonight I am but a half-hour's drive from that spot and wishing I could nip up to Portsmouth for onion soup and virgin mary (I've heard the bloody marys are killer!) at the Oar House and then coffee and dessert at that place with the funny name that begins with Z - it's on the corner. Great town, great picture. Thanks for prompting some great memories! Stay safe, friend.

Linda said...

It's beautiful. I can't wait to go to the east coast...3000 miles closer to England, and more culturally similar, too.

I'm sorry that your life is so colored by war right now. It sucks for all of you and I hope you can keep safe.

Linda

Phyllis Sommer said...

i'm sure it's a word.

if not, it is now.

gorgeous pic. my eyes are blurry from all the reading i'm doing online. you're in my thoughts and prayers.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That makes a beautiful Sepia Scene Robin..stay safe...

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely steeple! Like soaring drama! It certainly makes a powerful statement in the sky.

My thoughts are with you!

ilanadavita said...

Hope you are ok. I understand your willingness to forget about the war, even if only for a few seconds.

Rose said...

That church is BEAUTIFUL!

Leora said...

Reminds me of Boston. I remember once taking an Israeli on a tour of Boston, and he was laughing that this was the oldest America had to show.

Be well, be safe, take care.

Mojo said...

I see now what you meant about the SUV... LOL. But really, apart from cropping it down to just the steeple, there's not much you could do to remove the "modernisms". It still suits.

And perhaps we can petition Webster's and Random House to include "ostrichship" in their next editions! I like it actually.

Stay safe!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Pretty church, Robin. It's the kind I imagine when I think about the centres of New England towns. They often have spires more than twice the height of the rest of the building.

Jientje said...

Ostrichship! What a great word, I love it!! But so is the picture!!

Stay safe Robin, is everything allright, I heard about new attacks on Israel, but haven't seen any news yet?

Jientje said...

Ostrichship, what a great word Robin!! So is the picture!!

Jientje said...

Ooops!! I posted this comment twice, that's because I had to visit you through my explorer again!

Nancy said...

I now have a new favorite word. :)

Love the church photo...

Dianne said...

I love the angle you shot this at - presents the whole church so beautifully

maryt/theteach said...

A gorgeous shot, Robin. And you have every right to want a little respite from the war. I'm thinking about you though every day...

June said...

Love this style of church...I wish the new ones would follow tradition vs going modern! Nice feel to the picture...good job!

MyMaracas said...

You've made a beautiful picture of the very archetype of a New England church. Like barns, I think churches are a natural for sepia.

Know that prayers are with you in these dark times.