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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

The Way

The Patient Spouse and I recently took a trip to Arkansas and saw this architectural landmark – Thorncrown Chapel – for the first time. The P. S. has loved this building since the first time it showed up in the pages of architectural magazines.

It is certainly worth the visit, and we went there two days in a row.

This is the view from the walk to the building; starting tomorrow I’ll post a few images from the interior.

If you want more information, you can see the chapel’s website or the Wikipedia page. And, for fun, check out the 50 most extraordinary churches of the world (it’s number 49).

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

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