I spent some time last week "back east" and wandered up into the New England states for a while. A lot of cemetery details will be posted into the film photo a day blog over the next several weeks, but here are three old churches that I happened into during the trip.
This is the Brick Church in Clarendon, Vermont, a.k.a. Clarendon Congregational Church. My wife found one of her distant ancestors buried in the cemetery across the road:
The clock is just a painted ornament on the steeple. I wonder why 10:46 is the chosen time.
No idea what the church shown below is or was, but the distinctive snowflake pattern on it was eye catching. This blog describes it as a circa 1890 Queen Ann Church. It looks like someone is taking care of it these days as witnessed by the new shutters on the windows. The second photo below details the attractive bell motif in the windows shutters.
Lastly, First Church of Christ in Wethersfield Connecticut. Per Wikipedia the congregation was founded in 1635 and the building here was built in 1761. It seems to be an active congregation to this day and renovations to the building were in progress as we strolled by:
I shot this using a Ricoh Diacord L TLR, circa 1957. It a great camera and a I love the quality of the images that the Tessar design lens produces. This was shot wide open at f3.5 on Tri-X. (Developed in HC110 Dil B.) Unfortunately the Diacord's winding mechanism has gone wonky - sometimes spacing exposures far apart and sometimes barely leaving any room between them at all. I'm hoping that it will work itself out some how (wishful thinking probably...)