The Perfect Church
We toured Middle Georgia this weekend. Not really on purpose, just travelling to an away football game on Friday night and then a cheerleading competition on Saturday.
I always enjoy rural drives.
We happened across this Greek Revival church in Hancock County on Saturday.
It sits off the road, and faces the wrong direction for present-day traffic.
Isn't that beautiful?
This church sits in the middle of nowhere - so far from any other structures that it is difficult to imagine this area having a community large enough to build a church.
This beautiful building was built around 1814.
All churches of that era had two front doors - one for women and one for men.
The doors were locked, but we could peek in the windows.
It is even perfect on the inside.
Do you see the width of those planks in the wooden floor? I am guessing 12" wide.
Why don't they build churches like this, anymore? This is so much prettier than a dark, theater-like building with accoustic tile ceilings and mauve carpet.
There is a bird's nest on the front globe light.
The beadboard ceiling and lighting are obviously not original to the structure.
These interior photos were taken through the glass windows.
Here is a photo looking up along the back of the building.
I tried three times to rotate this photo to no avail.
Peeling paint can be so beautiful (when it is not on MY house!)
When I retire - I will just travel the backroads and take pictures of old buildings with a really fancy camera. But for now, I will just beg my husband to stop on the way home from sporting events and take photos with my iphone. And I will enjoy my kids.
We also stopped for barbeque at Holcomb's in White Plains.
And were greeted by this gun.
(part of a raffle)
And a wood chip floor.
My daughter lamented the fact that she does not own a hamster - noting that if she DID own a hamster, she could bring him to dine with her while eating barbeque.
What a nice day.
Did you notice the bottom sign?
I love America!