Monthly Archives: January 2018

Feet and Faith

I grew up going to church every Sunday at a Methodist church. I had no idea about how visceral other churches could be.

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

A Crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Henry IV, Part II, Act III – Wm. Shakespeare

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

No Cooks

Since 1855, the church has held the Feast of the Assumption each year on August 15. On the day I was there, it was hard to imagine what that must look like, with thousands of people showing up for the festivities.

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

 

Church/Reflection

The church here in Praha is impressive (come back in a few days and you’ll see what I mean!), but the church grounds held their own appeal. It’s clear that an annual church picnic was a big deal, even though on the day I was there a cold wind made being outside particularly unpleasant.

But there was this nice reflection of the church in the window of the community hall.

Also, according to the picnic report posted on the church’s website, the profit from last year’s picnic was just shy of $163,000. (To put a little perspective on it, the town of Praha has no actual residents.)

St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption
Praha, Texas
photographed 1.12.2018

Weariness of travel

Remember the other day, when I said I didn’t make pictures of people, unless I did make pictures of people?

Same, here.

Houston Hobby Airport
Houston, Texas
photographed 1.14.2018

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