Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Presbyterian Church


First Presbyterian, which has been around since God made little green apples, (actually 1857), has a more traditional architectural style. It is located close to downtown Ocala, and abuts the Historic District.

The church's website is here.

29 comments:

magiceye said...

beautiful!

Per Stromsjo said...

Three sermons on Sunday morning. Apparently a well-attended church.

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful brick church, this one looks so traditional. When I try to imagine a church for a ceremony, I never think of our type of European churches, but a nice building like this.

Olivier said...

belle église, et elle prend racine avec l'arbre, cela rend bien.
nice church, and she takes root with the tree, it is well productive.

Hilda said...

Beautiful brickwork and I really love those large arched windows with tiny panes — it has to do with contrasting scale.

Tash said...

Another amazing brick building. Well done!
I've been catching up and found the flower arrangement, the posing squirrel and the stingray just fabulous.

melanie said...

Je vois beaucoup de briques (rouges) dans votre région. Chez nous c'est de la pierre (bleue) !

Marie Reed said...

Here is the church..here is the steeple.. open the church.. and here are the people!

Kcalpesh said...

Brilliant composition Jacob. That's a very beautiful structure.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful blue sky!
This Church is fabulous and I loved this brickwork!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Dan J. said...

So many of these shots remind me of small to medium town in Minnesota. There are so many places across the vast nation of ours that are so distinguishable... but in your area, much of the construction seems almost universal (Not all, by any means). It's fun to watch as new things pop up as you can see different parts of the country as influence to their creation.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love brick buildings,the steeple is beautiful. nice catch.

Jacob said...

@ Dan - You know, I think you're right, and that's one reason I like Ocala so much.

Daryl said...

Nice shot .. love the steeple

Jacob said...

Marie, you're just a kid at heart! Thank goodness! :-)

Jacob said...

@ Per Stromsjo - It could be people come here to sleep! ;-)

Christopher Raun Leth said...

That's a nice church, very stylish.

James said...

Wow, great picture of this cool old brick church. The sign in front is a nice touch.

Becky said...

I have a great love of brick churches with steeples. Which is one reason I enjoyed my vacation in Boston last fall so much! The East Coast churches are much more like this than the ones out here. Though we do have one gorgeous red brick church here in the WWV: St. Patrick's Catholic Church. It's one of my all-time favourites.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

This is a very beautiful building. The windows are interesting. And the towere. I wonder if it's a copper roof?
Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

Hi Asta...no, I don't think it has a copper roof. There are coppers driving around the streets in squad cars, though. Heh. Heh!

Thanks for all your comments!

Jarart said...

It's a nice looking building.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful church. To me this is a "real one"!

Dianne said...

brick buildngs always have a sense of strength

Shaun said...

This is easier to understand than the other church.... you know.... "that other church" that you posted..... and I am being unecessarily cryptic... which may lead to religious controversy...

Halcyon said...

Fancy! Love the vivid colors.

asf said...

Doesn't look that old, guess must have undergone some renovations already. Great structure too.

Lee Spangler said...

At first I thought that it had a For Sale sign in front. That would have been a picture!

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful photo! It looks similar to our Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul! Kind regards

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