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Heavenward

The main rule at Thorncrown Chapel is that you have to stay seated while you’re taking photos. On the one hand, I appreciated that rule, because that kept people out of the image (and you know how I am about people!). But on the other hand, it made it a little challenging to get photos that didn’t end up looking like every other photo ever made of the place.

So, here’s a tip if you go: put the camera on the ledge by the window and shoot straight up. Not only will you get this vertiginous view, but you can get an interesting reflection thrown in!

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Branches

Fay Jones – Thorncrown’s architect – was a genius: look at how the structure mimics the tree branches, and how the light falls into the building the same way it falls on the forest floor.

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.5.2018

Inside/Outside

My favorite part of the chapel was the way the window design blurred the boundaries between inside and outside, making sitting in a pew in the chapel feel like sitting on a log in the woods.

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Lights frame the view

This place had been a church and had later been partially renovated by new owners. It seemed apparent that they’d run out of money and/or interest by the time we were there, but this little string of lights was keeping vigil.

Centreville, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.28.2015

Churchyard

A wooden church. A graveyard. A misty day.

Three of my favorite things in one place.

And then there’s that dribble of white paint….

Rossway, Nova Scotia
photographed 7.28.2015

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