Saturday, February 18, 2006

A Historic Church

Yesterday I promised to post a few pictures from my day of sight seeing. Blogger is finally behaving this afternoon so here they are.
These were taken at Historic St. Luke's Church in Smithfield VA.
This church is the only surviving original Gothic building in the U.S.
It was built circa. 1632.
Today special ceremonies such as weddings are still scheduled at the church.
The graves shown are very old. The oldest date that could be read is around 1752, but it believed that others may be older.

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Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Very beautiful pictures!

Thank you for posting them.

February 18, 2006 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

Beautiful photos. Maybe I'm wierd, but I find it fascinating walking though old graveyards / cemeteries. It gets you thinking about the past, and gets the stories going through your head. Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a great weekend, Meow

February 18, 2006 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Maddy said...

What a beautiful church! Whenever I see pictures of old buildings, I always wonder what it smells like inside of them. I just love the scent of old wood. Yes, I'm fully aware of how weird that sounds. LOL :)

February 18, 2006 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Great pictures. I love the architecture of old churches. It is just amazing to me that it was built around 1632 and we still have it to enjoy.

Thanks for sharing.

February 19, 2006 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger TurtleHeart said...

Wow. Beautiful old church. I'll bet its even more lovely in person. I've always loved old churchyards... the stones are so interesting.

February 21, 2006 at 1:59 PM  

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