01 January, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy 2013 friends! Wow, it's now 2013. Reflecting back, our family has so much to be thankful for amid the troubles we have had. The photo above is of Wood Avenue Church of Christ. This building is located in a historical district. The original building was at another nearby location until 1970, when this one was built. This building is a perfect example of Gothic architecture with its mock flying buttresses (the side brick arched wedges that in medieval times helped to support the extreme height of buildings of the era). In medieval times, it was common belief that the closer one could get to the sky the closer one would be to God. Hence the extremely tall architecture. The often pointed roofs and window and door lintels, of course, pointed upwards to the sky where heaven and God are. Back in 1983, my wedding was here. The photo does not do justice to the beautiful stained glass windows. Being a history buff, I thought you all may enjoy seeing this historical and gorgeous building. Have a safe and happy first day of 2013 ♥

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful Church.....Happy New Year to you, Hugs Francine.

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  2. Gorgeous Church. Thank you for sharing the history. My family and I attend the Church of Christ locally. The picture of that church is beautiful. I hope you and your family have a blessed 2013.
    Doris
    The Simply Prim Shoppe Primitives

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  3. It's beautiful and knowing that's where you were married makes it even better!

    Happy New Year!
    Leann

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