Saturday, June 20, 2009

Old First Church, Bennington, Vermont

Clueless in Boston wondered about this church,
painted in shades of gray and white.
It remains as remembered,
a place of dove colors and tidy prayer boxes.

Robert Frost came to Vermont in the 1920s.
He sought a better place to farm, especially to grow apples.
In Vermont he remained for four decades.
His ashes rest in the churchyard of the Old First Church.

15 comments:

JM said...

Very nice! Is it a b&w photo or not?

Birdman said...

Many angles captured here... subtle colors too!

brattcat said...

Thanks, JM. It is a black and white but basically the only thing that changes in this shot from the color original is the green in the windows from the leaves of trees outside.

Cezar and Léia said...

That's a superb capture!
Some churches in particular make one feel really good just at stepping in...
Thanks for sharing and for your nice comments on Luna's blog.
God bless you!
Cezar

Julie said...

A peaceful little nook with powerful vertical lines. Interesting focus on RF. How far is Bennington from Brattleboro? Any chance on a visit to his farm?

Jacob said...

Old First Church says it all - Frost, New England, Congregationalism ... very well done, Brattcat...

Dontcha just love that pipe organ?

I see there are stained-glass windows. I'll be they're beautiful with the light streaming in.

...Just saying...you don't have to take a color photo or anything...just saying...

;-)

Saretta said...

All of your photos are so lovely!

Clueless in Boston said...

Thanks for posting this lovely church. It was one of the most powerful images I remembered from a visit to Bennington about 20 years ago. I think it might be time for a return visit this summer... Have a great weekend.

Vogon Poet said...

I am not a B&W lover, but this is just perfect.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The quiet atmosphere of this church scrams New England.

I tried to answer our question about the size of cactus and their flowers on Julie's Scottsdale Daily Photo today, in her absence.

tapirgal said...

I love this monochromatic view - what restful and eye-catching shapes and lighting.

Hilda said...

It looks like a peaceful and beautiful church. And interesting information about Robert Frost, thank you.

Café Chick said...

I love old pipe organs. This one, being predominantly silver, fits beautifully with the grey and white surroundings. Great pic!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Another great photo. I love the composition and lines!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» loves to visit churches.
Very fine geometry in this shot!
«Louis» would like to see this in person!