If you’re ever in the area, Valley Forge, PA is a beautiful place for walking, biking, horseback riding, and taking in some US history. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week gives me the opportunity to post a few shots of the Washington Chapel that sits on the grounds. And if the weather ever cooperates, a picnic basket might be in order, Boo Boo. 😉
And, not to ignore my own town’s contribution to the challenge
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Very nice shots. I love stained glass, and these are stunning.
Thanks, Carol. It’s not a big chapel but it sure is purdy. 😉
Beautiful shots, Gemma. Love those windows, and that last pic is really stunning. 🙂
Thank you, ad. xxx
I love the blue door! And the grieving mother statue – gets me right in the gut. Wonderful shots for this challenge, Gemma!
Thank you, Sue. Hope you can find the time for “Julie’s side” but I get it if you can’t. (We might have to leave it all for Allan!) This social sharing/communicating/viewing/doing is wonderful but time consuming. I’ve been tangling and posting on Instagram as well and I get so wrapped up in WP and Instagram and all the talent that’s out there. It’s a big world out there, baby! 😊❤️ But WHAT FUN!
I agree totally- it’s so much fun hanging out with my “peeps” on WP and FB – but time consuming to keep up with it all too. I definitely want to add to Allan’s story but have to finish my blog tonight first. Hoping I can take a stab at it tomorrow or Friday.
Hoping too. 👍😉
Great angles. It’s a beautiful building.
It can be chilling at times. I get overwhelmed by the fact that I stood on the same ground as those brave people.
Good point! I read a book once, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. It was about building a cathedral in the 12th century. It remains one of my favorite books.
The stained glass windows are beautiful!
Yes. I can’t take credit, LOL, but thanks.
thanks for the inside and outside takes – such a work of art
We were inside a pretty little church on the Yorkshire Moors yesterday (it was glorious Spring sunshie- not to rub it in 🙂 ). I really should join in with one of Cee’s challenges again. So many to choose from! Happy Wednesday, Gem 🙂
I know. It gets to be a hair pulling experience sometimes. I can’t do it all anymore so I pick and choose. Cee has such a variety to choose from. The sun will appear soon. I’ve been told. 😱🌞
Having lunch with friends. Off this week so I’m chilling a little and enjoying the ‘freedom’. I will have a great day. You do the same.❤️
Been striding along the beach followed by a sit in the garden with a book. No cause for complaint 🙂 Hugs!
Powerful pictures! Churches are always so beautiful. This one takes it to a new level. It is majestic. That statue of the grieving mother. Yikes. It hurts to look at it.
And we got lucky with a sunny day. Real windy but it added to the *chill*
Thanks, G. ❤️
Great photos! I love that area. I went to Valley Forge and Morristown, New Jersey as a young teenager and remember determining right then and there that I would join the service and serve my country. It was very inspiring!
And I thank you. 😍
Gemma you have some wonderful church, window, door, etc. I adore your post this week.
Thank you, Cee. You always make me feel good. 😍👍
The Blue Door does it for me! That is one gorgeous building in your last click. The stonework, detail work, and textures… the lighting. And hey ho.. those are some BIG birds!!!
Thanks, Pix. That door was screaming for a selfie! 😉 LOL
Great photos! I love that blue door! And as you said above…it is screaming selfie!
I really like old church buildings and adore taking pictures of them….guess I better get on this challenge!
Go for it! 😊
I popped over to her page right after I wrote that note and saw today was the last day. This A-Z and 365 are keeping me busy and I’m missing the fun Cee posts!!
But this too shall get better!!
Ha! If you’ll notice (or not LOL) I rarely post anymore. I’m too busy reading others which I love, drawing and posting on Instagram, and trying to not be tied to my ‘devices’ anymore. So I get it, Tree. Believe me. I wish there were 48 hours in a day. I love it all but just not enough time (and energy). ❤️👍🏽. We do what we can, when we can, and it’s all good.
I guess I missed this when I was off last week. That blue door would make a great post for #ThursdayDoors…hint, hint 😉
Believe it or not I stood in front of that door (and one other) and thought of you and your doors. 😊 It just seemed a little bland in comparison.
LOL! It’s not bland at all. Sometimes there is great beauty in simplicity, and that door has it. Next time okay?
I will give it a shot, if I can find another door worthy of your challenge. 😉
The architecture kind of reminds me of others that I’ve seen used by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
I never get tired of it. Next trip will involve a lot of walking and a picnic basket, BooBoo. 😊