song of the day: 'same auld lang syne' by dan fogelberg
the weather took a turn for the freezing. my poor little hands hurt by the time i got back in the car after taking pictures. but it is almost december and i should just expect the temperatures to hover around 30 degrees. still no matter what, it's hard to deal with!
i love this church building. it's just so quaint and charming with it's gothic arches and stained glass. back in college i went to a service here and the inside of the church is just as pretty. it reminds me, though, that we just don't put as much creativity into our buildings anymore. most new churches, stores, and restaurants are in lifeless shells with the emphasis being on 'bigger is better.' it's so sad. especially when there are really neat old buildings that sit empty and decaying, but because it costs a bit more to get an old place up to code, people shy away from it. but it does make me thankful for the people around here, and around the country, that care for the history of a place and want to restore it. and this church is still in use and every sunday folks come through these doors and i bet they are very happy to have such a lovely place to worship.
coat-charlotte russe, from my sis-in-law