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Friday, July 2, 2010

Oasis

About an hour south of St. Louis is the Daniel Boone Homestead. On the grounds...just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of St. Louis is this 18th century Church.

The church is completely restored to it's original state....including a pedal operated pipe organ. The grounds are dotted with fresh air gazebos amid the rolling hills of Missouri...all historically accurate for the times. When we lived in St. Louis, we would always visit the grounds during the Christmas Season. At night, the paths and walkways would be lined with candles that led you inside the church. Once in, the pipe organ would begin and a small country choir would sing Christmas Carols. It truly was an oasis for the one night a year when we were away from the city lights with only candles and a billion bright stars to guide our way. We have been back several times at Christmas since we moved. It is a trip we never tire of.

Dan

9 comments:

Sunny said...
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Sunny said...

It reminds me of an old New England church. You paint a delightful picture with your words :)
☼ Sunny

Cynthia L. H. said...

Mesmerizing.
;^)
I've caught up on all of your recent posts!
;^)
What a great feeling! (I've missed checking in on a daily basis.)
Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

septembermom said...

It's like a painting with those beautiful swirling colors capturing the sky.

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful picture with the church against that colourful sky!

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I had the same thoughts...it was not typical of the primitive churches in this area...very "high culture" for the frontier!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia thanks for stopping by and I hope you had a great 4th as well!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I added of course the painterly effect but it reminded me of a painting as I took the picture.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dawn Treader. I know you probably don't know much about Daniel Boone...but he was a big deal in this area!

Dan