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Lutheran and Catholic Churches, St. Donatus, Iowa.

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Barbarian

March 29, 2007, 08:47:55 PM Last Edit: March 29, 2007, 08:51:57 PM by Barbarian
Lutheran:


The community was founded by Catholics from Luxembourg, and by German Lutherans.   There are two Churches on either side of the valley.   Here's the Catholic Church:



Each is about 100 years old, each having replaced an earlier structure.  The Lutherans had their graveyard in the front of the church, while the Catholics had it in back:


The Catholic boy's school from that time still survives:
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Marilyn

I love the way you photographed them both inthe fog. But the fog shourded catholic church look rather eerie , I like it.
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Pat

I also like the fog. 

Lovely captures.

I really like the yellowish stone of the boy's school.  Is that a stone that is predominant in that area?


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Barbarian

It's a form of limestone, which is abundant along the bluffs near the river.   Lots of old quarries are still there, where it was cut out for old houses.

Here's a few from the 1800s, in my hometown:







My little town



Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature - St. Augustine

Pat

I'm enjoying these a lot.

We have a specific stone here in Guelph as well and they are trying to preserve all of the old buildings in the city centre that were built with it.

I'll see if I can find some photos.


I really like the second to last image above.  The fog or mist is wonderful.


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Barbarian

It's good to hold on to some of the old things.   Buildings are so homogenized now, there's no regional architecture any more.   And that's a shame.   I was up in B.C. not long ago, and I was fascinated by the little architectural details in houses that made them different than homes in Texas and the Midwest.

Fortunately, people are taking some steps to preserve some of the wonderful old houses in my hometown.  It is a pity that many of the old German-style frame houses were left until they were unrepairable.

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature - St. Augustine

Pat

I find that here in Guelph many of our old buildings in the city centre are being preserved as well.

We're also getting a new City Hall and the old building front is being kept.


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JudyB

These pictures are beautiful.  They would be amazing on cards for little notes. 

Your photography is wonderful.  Have you entered it into contests?  you should if you can!