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Palo Pinto C of C [front]

Posted by
shroom (DFW, United States) on 24 January 2009 in Architecture.

These boxy little late-1800's churches are sprinkled all over rural North Texas - and beyond, no doubt.
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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 45 mm

Javier from Ibiza, Spain

fantastic shot!!
great composition!

24 Jan 2009 4:28pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, United States

Great the way you caught the sun coming thru, and the sunlit ground in the background.....

24 Jan 2009 5:16pm

San G. from Encino, California, United States

Just a question ... Do you know why there are TWO doors instead of just one big one in the entry area of the church? I've seen many churches with just the one, but this seems to have another sensibility. Well, at least if "form follows function". Was one for men and the other for women or ???

28 Jan 2009 5:46am

@San G.: I get you. A coupla weeks earlier I took a photo of a similar-era prairie church 75 miles north. It had only one door. I don't know why the Palo Pinto Church has two - like an idiot I never looked in the windows to suss out the arch. layout. I've pondered these rural churches, assuming a local rancher usually backed the establishment and wondering what kinda clout that guy [and his wife] had in the church culture/local gov - dude might even lay-preach every Sunday. Bossman gives ya what-for 7 days a week! A lay-preacher built this Palo Pinto church, btw.

Denise from Perry, United States

Very interesting how you caught the sun through thee windows as well as peeking over the top of the structure. Looks Heavenly.

30 Jan 2009 3:17am

1/250 second
ISO 100
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