“My little chapel - the music of the waves and the wind is the organ.” Aline Badger Carter by louannwarren

“My little chapel - the music of the waves and the wind is the organ.” Aline Badger Carter

Texas Highways Magazine did a spread on the chapel many years ago and one of the photos they featured was a sepia photo of the chapel with this quote written around the photo’s white border. One of Mrs Carter’s friends, Ethel Wilson Harris, an artist for the Arts and Crafts Division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), oversaw the building of the 250 square foot stucco and wood chapel. The WPA was a federal agency established during the Great American Depression that hired over 8 million Americans from 1935 to 1943 to build public works projects. So many of the national parks in America still have beautifully built lodges, roads and campsites built during this time. The chapel was a private project and not built by the WPA. There is no doubt Ms. Harris used her WPA experience when constructing the chapel, as it is so solid and strong, having survived many hurricanes through the years.
A beautiful picture of the chapel and surroundings. Thank you for the narrative.

February 13th, 2020  
bep
A lovely picture and interesting narrative.
February 13th, 2020  
Love your pov. Such a quaint looking little chapel. Interesting information, too
February 13th, 2020  
Very nice POV
February 13th, 2020  
Lovely capture & interesting info!
February 13th, 2020  
Lovely setting for this pretty Chapel
February 13th, 2020  
A lovely scene and composition. Fav!! 😀
February 13th, 2020  
Oh isn’t this sweet...at first glance it reminded me of that chapel all the way up those steps in the film Mama Mia.
February 13th, 2020  
@happypat now that you mention it, it does! It’s so special.
February 13th, 2020  
Such a sweet little chapel , in a fabulous setting ! Interesting information and a lovely scene and composition ! fav
February 13th, 2020  
50 Faves for the beauty of this gorgeous photo! The setting and the simplicity of the chapel is marvelous!
February 13th, 2020  
It's such a sweet but sturdy little church. I think I would enjoy sitting in it and listening to the ocean.
February 13th, 2020  
Gorgeous setting, and love the pov!
February 14th, 2020  
Love the way the path takes you up into the picture
February 14th, 2020  
it's an interesting structure, indeed. i love your composition, law, but i'd have loved for a bit more space on the chapel's left for perfect balance. aces!

oh, that's the chapel with the murals inside? awesome!
February 14th, 2020  
@bruni @gijsje @mittens @k9photo @carole_sandford @ziggy77 @carolmw @happypat @beryl @Weezilou @olivetreeann @radiogirl @tonyrogers thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and faves, this is on the TP and PP, thank you! I love this little chapel. @summerfield I know what you are saying, alas, that is one shot I missed that day!
February 14th, 2020  
Love that perspective.
February 15th, 2020  
lovely shot, creative composition ... shows the natural surroundings
February 15th, 2020  
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