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I found some round things to photograph.

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Skylight at the NH Historical Society, Concord, NH.

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A hand carved section of a chair from the Saint Paul’s School Chapel, Concord, NH.

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A beautiful Victorian brass doorknob.

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Window from the Old State House, Boston, MA.

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Burner of a vintage Hotpoint stove.

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Brick circular pattern, Saint-Gaudens Historical Site, Cornish, NH.

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Patterns from an old log.

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Boston Visit

Boston is a very diverse city to explore, from its historical stand point to it’s culture, food and architecture.

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The cherubs of the Gardner Brewer Fountain.

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Gardner Brewer Fountain, Boston, MA.

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Irish Famine Memorial, Boston, MA.

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Wonder what this frog is thinking.  Boston Common.

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Hungarian Memorial, Liberty Square, Boston, MA.

Reliefs

This post features relief carvings  in a variety of mediums. The challenge for the artist is to create a sense of depth and dimension within a shallow ground.  The play of light and shadows used to create the illusion of depth make relief carvings an interesting subject for the photographer as well.

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From a gravestone, Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH.

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Grape vines and leaves in another cemetery carving.

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A subtle relief carving from a section of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragot relief.

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A section of the Shaw Memorial, also by Saint-Gaudens, Boston, MA.

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An interesting top portion of a grave stone found in Boston, MA.

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This beautiful relief carving is in the New Chapel at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH.

South Congregational Church, Concord, NH

Concord NH’s  South Congregational Church was first organized in 1835.  After a fire destroyed the original church in 1859, it was rebuilt on it’s present site on Pleasant St. in 1860.  My great grandmother was married here in 1914.

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Angel of the Lord, from the Tiffany Studios, 1915.

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The deep contrasting colors of this daisy really make it pop.

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Burning torches of faith: a section of a larger window.

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Franklin Evan’s memorial window, marking the 75th anniversary of the church.

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The symbol of the anchor was used by early Christians in the catacombs, reminding us here of hope.

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Another Tiffany window, this one depicting Jesus and the woman at the well.

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Early example of hand painted window designs.  The lily is the symbol of immortality.

Fall

Most people from NH will tell you that fall is their favorite time of the year.  People travel from all over the world to experience our colorful foliage.

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A cluster of Fuji apples from Carter HIll Orchard, Concord, NH.

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Dramatic clouds and big color from the Franconia Notch region.

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An apple quietly nests at Carter HIll orchard, Concord, NH.

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Looking north from the old Franconia Notch bridge.

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South of Franconia Notch, big clouds rolling in.

The Chapels of St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, has two chapels:  The Chapel of St. Paul (The Old Chapel) was built in 1858, and the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul (The New Chapel) was completed in 1888. Both chapels feature splendid stained glass windows. Below is a selection of photographs I took recently of the windows of the two chapels.

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The pelican is a medieval symbol of piety, and is the mascot of St. Paul’s School. This beautiful example of old stained glass is from the Old Chapel.

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This dragon detail is from a small window in a side porch of the New Chapel, and depicts St. George slaying the dragon.

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This detail of a large window in the New Chapel shows a bright red devil tempting Jesus: “Himself hath suffered being tempted.”

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Deep lovely colors in this section of crest work are features in this hand-painted glass detail from an Old Chapel window.

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“Oikoumene” is a Greek word meaning “the inhabited earth.” This beautiful window in the Old Chapel reminds us that we all sail along the same seas .

Boston Churches

This is an exploration of the Church of the Covenant and Trinity Church of Boston, MA.

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The tympanum over the door at the Church of the Covenant, on Newbury Street in Boston.

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The beautiful windows inside are all done by Tiffany Studio.

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Here is an interior shot of the Church of the Covenant,

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Church of the Covenant , built 1865-1867 in the Gothic Revival Style.

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This 12 foot tall Tiffany lantern stands as the centerpiece for the sanctuary.

Trinity Church on Clarendon Street in Boston has an equally impressive interior.

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This window features a scene from the Acts of the Apostles.

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View of the altar of Trinity Church, Boston, MA.

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Angel of Trinity Church.

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The  ceiling of Trinity Church is a work of art all it’s own. John La Farge painted all the murals around the church.