A Tragic Halloween-Night History

(Don't know what put me on a Halloween tangent today!)

In actuality, this church, the 2nd oldest in Canada, burned to the ground just a month after we'd bought a house in Lunenburg. Through the support of the country, government, local members and artisans, the church was rebuilt to replicate the original.

In the light of day, the church, in black and white with beautiful windows, belies what had befallen it, but there are those who live tight-lipped with the knowledge of what really happened that windy night. It's a small town. Whispers get around...

Nice design and atmospheric shotLouise!
posted September 11th, 2017  
i love that you were able to capture the stained glass window designs so clearly. i've been wanting to do a project like that - photographing church windows at night. aces on this, my dear.
posted September 11th, 2017  
Great shot and beautiful capture.
Those fires are often happen in our churches, windmills and even cities in the past. It`s a part of the history after the rebuilds.
posted September 11th, 2017  
Intriguing story but good that it looks the same when its built! Huge cost of course! They are going to rebuild the Christchurch Cathedral after the 2011 earthquake destroyed it! Millions!
posted September 11th, 2017  
@maggiemae That was a terribly calamitous earthquake there! People do love their churches and want to reinstate them. I wish we'd stopped in there when we were in Christchurch, but we were only there too briefly. Would love to return one day!
posted September 11th, 2017  
@summerfield I'm always appreciative that the interior lights are on at a time when I'm out looking for evening photographs! I should try to make more time to do so; they're beautiful, aren't they?!
posted September 11th, 2017  
A wonderful image of this gorgeous church! It looks great with the lights on inside shining through the windows. I love your placement of the moon/ so much atmosphere! Now what are you going to do when we actually get to Halloween? Lol! Fav!
posted September 11th, 2017  
@pamknowler That actually IS where the moon was...I just got an image with more detail and superimposed it the same size. I was happy enough that the moon replicated the colouration in the glass...what it lacks in subtlety I enjoyed in play time!

Let it not be said that I'm not already underway creating Halloween cards and such! I'm prepared in the event I should run out of time!!!
posted September 11th, 2017  
Great composition and neat image to match your narrative
posted September 11th, 2017  
Fantastic shot and beautiful church. Sounds like arson. Wonder if someday it will come to light who was responsible. Love the interior lighting and the black and white color of the church (San Diego had a rash of church arson fires several years ago too. It finally became known who........ He's now in prison!))
posted September 11th, 2017  
Is that the actual moon, no PS? It's incredible! I remember the cathedral in Sienna is B&W. it is very eye-catching.
posted September 11th, 2017  
Lovely, wow, Do they have a music series there in the summer, I think I've been there to a violin concert.
posted September 11th, 2017  
@sailingmusic There's a music series called "Musique Royale" the features all sorts of classical music groups or smaller...they're always superb! The *only* drawback is that, in the summer, the church can become terribly warm, but I suppose that if the performers can weather it, I'll do so as well! The pairing of setting and music can't be beat!
posted September 11th, 2017  
@allie912 While that IS the actual moon (ok, from another location or hour...) I superimposed it at the same size I photographed as, in the photo, the moon was washed out, but for the glow around it. (I'm currently so into gathering "stock"photos around here, it's just as well I didn't superimpose a spider web over all of it! ...little of what I swear to, photographically, is true ; )
posted September 12th, 2017  
wow.. fantastic capture and the full moon gives the photo the atmosphere to fit the story.
posted September 12th, 2017  
Love the capture and the story - I'm ready to start the Halloween decorating!
posted September 12th, 2017  
Forget halloween!! This is a wonderful shot Fav
posted September 12th, 2017  
Great narrative -- seems like the makings of a mini-series!
posted September 12th, 2017  
Hi, Louise! I don't think I have been on 365 in at least a year and was so delighted to see you still posting and oh, so many of my other friends from way back when. I hope you and Ken are doing well and enjoying NS this summer! Cheers to you both!
posted September 12th, 2017  
@taffy heehee...thanks, Taffy... those things just roll out sometimes...
posted September 12th, 2017  
@stownsend *Suzie*! Such a delight to always see you again! (Your friend, Linda, was here for a while...) I can't give this up, but I'm wa-a-a-y behind! Though in Calif until Oct, we had guests nearly daily until mid-Aug, so keeping up here was impossible. Still, that makes for *the best * of Lunenburg summers! I still think of you every time we drive past where the red building once was on the water in Mahone Bay! 365ers become a part of our lives...you've never been forgotten!
posted September 12th, 2017  
That photo is downright spooky Louise, you've excelled yourself here.
posted September 12th, 2017  
@golftragic Super big thanks, Marnie!
posted September 12th, 2017  
Very mysterious shot and story
posted September 12th, 2017  
Great image Louise! I know the story but I'll never tell.
posted September 12th, 2017  
Beautiful composition! I look forward to seeing the church in person!
posted September 12th, 2017  
@kwind Just down the street from me...you can't miss it! With luck, the bells will be playing in the early afternoon...and do take a look inside! You'll see some of the history I'm talking about.
posted September 12th, 2017  
What a fantastic atmospheric image, Louise! Super.
posted September 12th, 2017  
Oh...now I want the details of the church burning down! Looks like they did an excellent rebuilding job and lovely stained glass window to match the colors of the moon.
posted September 12th, 2017  
great evening shot Louise - with the right amount of atmosphere
posted September 12th, 2017  
Beautiful church
posted September 12th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted September 12th, 2017  
a beautiful restoration and you have done a great job with your creation too
posted September 13th, 2017  
superb composition ~ fav
posted September 14th, 2017  
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