Thursday, December 12, 2019

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE PLAINS



Grace Episcopal Church, Main Street, The Plains, Virginia.  This beautiful church is built on the lines of a 13th century rural English Gothic design.  

In 1917 the building of the first part of the present church was begun.  A silver trowel originally used by George Washington to lay the corner stone of the Capitol Building, was also used to lay the cornerstone of the church.  Many Italian stone masons were brought over to build the church, which was designed by local H. W. Irwin Fleming.  Stone from the surrounding countryside was used for the original structure.  The bell from that original structure still rings before services held to this day.  

This link will share a page that tells you what you can find in The Plains.

I turned a couple of my photos into 'art', this one and also in the next post.  I will share the originals sometime.  I used an app I downloaded on my iPAD called 'ArtCard'.  There are several artistic effects but this one was my personal favorite at this point in time.





34 comments:

  1. That is indeed a lovely church - and I do love your photo art.

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    1. Obrigado e desejo-lhe um abraço e uma boa semana continuada também :)

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    1. Dziękuję Ci! Cieszę się, że mój post był interesujący :)

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  4. wow! its such a picturesque church.

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    1. Thank you Small Kucing, I am glad you enjoyed my post :)

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  5. Hello,

    It is a beautiful church and I love the artsy image. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

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  6. Hi Denise, I finally joined a Google account and can comment on your blog now. I like your photo. It certainly looks like the church was well made by all of those artisans.

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    1. Hi Gigi, so happy to see you posting on my blog again. I will be visiting you as soon as I can :)

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  7. Beautiful church and The ArtCard looks interesting. Have a good day, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane, the ArtCard is a lot of fun with several effects :)

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  8. Aren't these old buildings just amazing?

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful old church, could be walking around a village in England, hope all is going well with the work at home.
    All the best.
    John

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    1. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it John, could be right out of England. Work all done, now it's putting everything back in order, which is more of a monumental task than I thought. Perhaps when I get rid of this darned cold :)

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  10. Such a beautiful looking Church.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it Jan and all the best to you too.

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  11. It is so beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  12. How lovely, Denise. Looks like it's in England.

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    1. It could be couldn't it Martha Ellen? :) Thank you!

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  13. You stood way back to get this perfect picture! I've been to art shows at that church. When they built an addition a few years ago, the community helped locate stones in local fields that matched the existing structure.

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    1. Thank you for that interesting information Linda. I really appreciate learning more about this pretty church.

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  14. That looks like a fun app, Denise, and some very interesting and artistic results.

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