Sunday, January 4, 2009

Church on Sunday: Randolph Street

Window of the Randolph Street Methodist Church.

I can find out very little about this church, other than that it was built in 1892, and suffered a fire in 1929 (according to my copy of "The Architecture of Historic Lexington" by Lyle and Simpson). Like many Methodist churches I have seen, it does not have a spire, but rather a bell tower, which can be seen (from a distance) here.

This graceful window faces the street, and is surrounded by some simple yet imaginative brickwork (of a beautiful, rich orange-red), which makes for nice shadow lines.

12 comments:

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

This is a really nice photo! I like the composition a lot.

Peter said...

For obvious reasons you cannot find any 12th century churches around, but each epoch is of interest! I guess that this one is quite typical for the period and the region! Nice shot!

Hilda said...

It's a beautiful window and your perspective makes it look even more magnificent!

Tanya said...

It's beautiful MK! I love your perspective on Lexington, gorgeous red brick buildings against a brilliant blue sky!

Marc said...

Nice color combination!

Dusty Lens said...

Quite a beautiful window!

Julie said...

The dappling of shadow is so delicate, MKH. I am not a fan of red-brick (well the red brick we have here in Australia) but you make it appear very attractive.

lisasarsfield said...

Beautiful! Lovely building and composition. I enjoyed reading your obsverations too.
HAPPY NY:)

gogouci said...

I agree with Tanya, I can't get enough of the red brick against the blue sky.

Per Stromsjo said...

Lots of detail when enlarged. A good choice for a Sunday photo in January.

Zsolt72 said...

I like the warm sunshine on the wall a lot!

mkhansen said...

Thank you for your comments, everyone! I've been a little afraid of becoming boring with the red brick/blue sky combination, but what can I do? It's a large part of what we've got. But, if it's not what you've got, maybe it's still interesting to see.

Peter -- 12th C. churches we have not! (Alas.) Though I did close my eyes and try to imagine life in the 12th century around here. The architecture would have been somewhat different then.