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November 7, 2010

The Church at Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia



The church at Jamestown Settlement provides a peek into the religious aspect of the early colonists' lives.  Outside, the bells and thick, thatched roof seem so different from our contemporary churches. Inside is an austere but attractive altar area.  The heavy wooden pews are not comfortable, but provide a good view of the raised pulpit.  Candles are affixed to the rafters for light during evening services.

8 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

If church was comfortable, folks would fall asleep! That's what granny used to tell us...

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Some nice pictures of this sturdy and well made church. I'd be unkind in saying that it looked basic but more.. Prototype. I like the way that the wood is exposed in the construction of the walls (inside and out) with the windows being rather tasteful. However most of all I like the exposure of the ceiling as it has an openness and sincerity about it which leads me to what i originally thought of. It's a shame from an aesthetic point of view that the pews do not add to the building in their design and colour. I first read this post in RSS so I didn't see the above comment and my first thought was that church for most people isn't meant to be a comfortable place ...for the ears anyway !!

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Beautiful pictures, thank you for this glimpse into the church.

Have a nice day
Hermine

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful place !

Ruth B. said...

What a lovely little Church.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

I love these old churches!

Gerreke said...

What a beautiful church! Insite and outsite!

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