I love to be the only person in a church, and if I’m there at the time of day with sunlight slants through stained glass windows, that’s a nice bonus. I was particularly fond of the way the crosses over the doors got progressively lighter.
And, you may want to know that St. Gall is the patron saint of birds and geese and Switzerland.
St. Gall Catholic Church
Two important things, and one that’s silly:
- This was the first Roman Catholic church consecrated in the state of Washington;
- When I was there, a little sign on the door said the place had just been varnished and the doors were locked for another couple of days; and
- That little puff of dust is from a passing car, a car which for no reason at all I assumed was full of nuns.
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Thank you, church sign, for stating the extremely obvious: it is indeed a country church.
But on the other hand, we only found it because the desk clerk at the hotel in Pullman, upon finding out we were on a photographic journey, gave me the Photographer’s Guide to the Palouse, a very handy thing to have in our possession.