While I was blown away by this church when I first walked in, I didn’t feel comfortable shooting it up like the other churches I’ve been in. I got the shots from the back, and that was it. I can’t explain why I couldn’t go farther into the church, I just felt I shouldn’t, like it would be rude and irreverent to do so.
I love shooting churches. When I saw that St. Mary Magdalene was hosting its 4th annual European Festival, it was a no-brainer. No special appointments that needed to be made. I wouldn’t feel like I was putting anyone out while I shot up their church. Most folks would be checking out the arts and crafts, food and dancing, and I would have the church to myself. Mwuah-ah-ah-ahhhh. (Sorry, shouldn’t do a sinister laugh about churches.) As you can see, it’s a beautiful church. And the food and entertainment was great, too! (Found this one waiting in the wings from September. Ooops!)
Had to add HDR toning to this one!
The Museum of Divine Statues is the creation of artist/restorer Lou McClung. He always had an interest in religious statuary and began to save and restore pieces of religious art as churches in the area began to close or be consolidated. By 2012, he had refurbished and or restored enough statuary and collected enough church artifacts, to open The Museum of Divine Statues in the former St. Hedwig church in the Birdtown area of Lakewood, OH.
One hundred years ago Sunday, September 14, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church was dedicated. This past year has seen many different events, get-togethers, a picnic, a pysanky display and, back in July, an alumni reunion. While I posted these to Facebook after the event, I failed to remember that there are many more people that aren’t on FB that would like to see the pics from these events.