Monday, June 22, 2015

Old Sheldon Church


on the way home from our anniversary trip, Thomas took a detour so we could see Old Sheldon Church. the church was burned down and now lay in ruins. it made me feel like i was in Narnia exploring the ruins of Cair Paravel. it had a kind of spookiness to it, but was really cool to explore also. i just love the green next to exposed brick - so pretty. 

the church was burned down in the 1700's, rebuilt, and then burned down again in the 1800's. it is crazy that so much is still standing today after all of that, including the pulpit. the graves around the structure are still there & they were neat to see as well. some of the old graves had very pretty script on them which is amazing to think of how that was done. & i just love the spanish moss hanging from the trees - it adds to the spooky feel. 


have you ever explored ruins? do you have any near you?


10 comments:

  1. i love this place!
    so serene!

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  2. that is beautiful! was it had to get to?

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  3. Very cool! In Tuscaloosa, the city where I went to college, there is Capital Park at the end of town. It's a small park with ruins of the state capital when Tuscaloosa was the seat of state government back in the 1800s. This website has a picture: http://www.historictuscaloosa.org/index.php?page=capital-park

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  4. what?! this is so cool! i can't imagine how long it would have taken them to get all those bricks and heft them up so high...i'm assuming the building technology in the 1700s included a really tall guy tossing up one brick at a time to the unlucky, untethered mason at the top....also, BEAUTIFUL cair paravel reference. spot on.

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  5. it is so beautiful! have you ever been?! it's not a far drive at all for you, i guess!!

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  6. yep! just sittin there on the side of a random road... pretty cool to stumble upon!!

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  7. no! it's just on the side of a random country road lol i probably never would've found it by myself... so glad Thomas knew about it! :)

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  8. ahhh that is SO neat!!!! ruins are just really cool to me (probably all the columns) & a state capitol at that... cool picture! :)

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  9. right?! it's amazing the architecture that was built back in the day before the industrial revolution!!! (like stonehenge... really!)
    hahaha the unlucky untethered mason! yeah i wouldn't be signing up for that job!
    thanks! :) i look for Narnia most places i go!!

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