Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ecclesiastic Architecture of South Saskatchewan

from our Rocky Mountain/ High Plains correspondant, Alex Emond: " I'm a little low on trucks right now, in the middle of February. Let me send you a sampling of the churches that dot the landscape of S.W. Saskatchewan . A few are still used but many are slowly losing ground to time and neglect . Some are kind of in the middle of nowhere , but you have to remember that there was a time when there were more people, smaller farms and churches had to be fairly close to home . In a few cases the church is all that's left of a town, in the case of Frenchville or Elm Springs. It takes a long time for buildings to tumble in the dry climate , and you won't see signs of vandalism ... in fact , most church doors are never locked . I am sure that there are more churches out there ... so many roads , so little time. Cheers, Alex"


1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed these shots of the churches of the Saskatchewan plains..."I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)