Old Sturbridge Village is a re-creation of a typical New England village in the 1830’s. Various representations of family life are depicted. I don’t know if it was typical to be able to keep an eye on the house from the barn, but I thought this shot of the house from the barn window(?) made a neat image.
This beautiful brick building, in East Putney VT, known as Pierce’s Hall was erected in 1831, as a Methodist meeting house. In 1842, the Hall was sold to Leroy Pierce, “who used it for storage of corn, and kept sheep underneath the building.” Around 1881, the building was refurbished for use as a meeting house. The East Putney Community Club used it as a community hall for many activities, and in the mid-1970s, a group of dancers started a regular dance there that has continued to the present, with monthly contra and square dancing events. The day I visited, the sun would not stay out for long, but I managed to capture a shot at the right time that shows off the locally made bricks and my favorite part…a pretty reflection in the window.
I had hoped to see some color leaves on my trip to Vermont, but I guess I was a week or 2 early. I do enjoy capturing photos of windows, and when I was admiring the organ inside the Old First Church in Bennington, the window was a bonus.
Inside many family crypts at the cemetery, one can find some beautiful stained glass. As I peek through the iron gates to admire the colorful windows, somehow I feel like I am intruding. This Madonna staring back at me was quite disconcerting, yet tranquil.
Somewhere between Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Terminal, (and I base that info only on this photo’s location on my memory card), I came upon a building with this unusual window decor. I had to get a shot to add to my “collection” of windows.
I wasn’t sure we’d be allowed inside St. Patrick’s, never mind to take photos. What an impressive sanctuary. The dim lighting made photographing a challenge, but on this shot, I combined some newly acquired techniques for creating a black and white image with selective color…very cool!
I am not sure about historical accuracy, but I was quite surprised to see lace curtains behind one of the windows at the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie!