Gift# 479: Gothic Chapel

Since this is Halloween week, I thought I’d share some pictures of the Gothic Chapel atimage Crown Hill as it is a lovely example of Gothic architecture.  Gothic is my favorite style of architecture.  I think it’s pretty ironic that the word “Gothic” is now associated with dark, morbid aspects of society when in fact, it describes architecture obsessed with light and openness.  This little chapel was built in 1875 for $40,000.  It was originally used as a temporary place of internment or for funerals in bad weather.  It’s been restored and expanded (we were told that the expansion cost over $2.3 million – that’s what inflation will do for you).  It’s now used for concerts, lectures, special events, and memorials.   It’s a beautiful building, with tall narrow windows running up both sides of the main chapel and a larger window at the front.  These are some pictures I took of the lovely building on Saturday.



Blessings to you,


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