Church Dome

Have you ever found yourself looking at some old architecture be it still in use or abandoned and wondered “How did they build this?”  That is something I do quite a lot when looking at structures; how did they build this considering they didn’t have all of the modern techniques we have now.  Truth be told, many of the old ways of building have and are outlasting these new ones and all of their modern this that and the other.

The older buildings have much more “soul” to me than the modern ones as well.  This church dome was captured in 2013 during our Boston trip.  There is a tall tower next to this dome and that really was what I was focusing on but I chose to crop the image to feature just this magnificent ornate dome.  I never even noticed it until I was looking through my things while backing up files – still!  I know it’s not Trinity Church but other than that I haven’t a clue.

Anyone know what church this is?  I’m pretty sure it was around Copley Square.


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16 Responses to Church Dome

  1. bulldog says:

    I do the same.. I stand sometimes in awe of what they achieved in the past that we today don’t seem able to emulate…

  2. feralc4t says:

    All wood I reckon, from the dome roof timbers to the scaffolding, with a few dodgy looking timber cranes, wood pulleys and a lot of sweat 😀

  3. There are 3-4 churches in that area along Boylston St. I’m not sure which this is. Hmmmmm It is pretty though.

  4. Ingrid says:

    Beautiful. I agree, the old buildings are so much more intriguing than the new ones. I’m quite often mesmerized and perplexed by how they were built…. the craftsmanship is stunning.

  5. Mark Myers says:

    I love the older architecture. That is beautiful. We have very little of it in the south since Sherman marched through.

  6. etomczyk says:

    I always think that about buildings. I am amazed at the ingenuity of humans when it comes to architecture. Blows my mind. This is a gorgeous building and you’ve really captured its character.

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