Friday, February 21, 2014

Two Lovely Churches and a "Winter Band" Update

Gentle Friends i thought today would be a great day to show some snaps from last weeks travels.  You know when I travel I make it a point to visit churches.  I got to quickly see two churches during our short trip.  In Opelousas Catholic services can be dated as far back as 1756 with a recorded Baptism.  Records show that the present church site was officially established in 1776 as the "Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Post of Opelousas.  The church now standing is the third one and was completed in and the first mas said in 1909.  Here are some snaps of St Landry Catholic Church.........

...... the historical marker with some great info.....

and a couple of shots of the lovely interior, which was finished about 10 years later due to lack of funds....


and a shot of one of the side aisles and the great columns...


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We were also in Leonville, a very small community about 15 minutes from Opelousas, and I got some shots of the church there, it is the Church of St Leo the Great......

... it is a much newer church built in 1954, here's a shot of the corner stone.....

... and some interior shots....

.... the stained glass windows were 12 in total and of the Apostles... here are three of them....


.... they are really lovely and fit the sanctuary so well....  I will leave you with a shot of the Little Teche Bayou
.... we had dinner one night at Crawfish Town in Breaux Bridge, and it was delicious!!

I forgot my camera, this is a snap I found online.  We all had seafood, I had a plate of fried oysters that were great!!!  We started off with a sampler platter of crawfish, alligator, frog legs, shrimp, hush puppies and catfish - a real Cajun treat!!!!
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Here's a snap of "Winter band Sampler" - although I took it with me I didn't touch it once for almost a week, so very little has gotten done, but I am now working on the house......

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That about wraps up the week, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!!

Take care,
edgar

12 comments:

Maria del Valle said...

Hello Edgar
Thanks for sharing your photos so beautiful!!
Nice stitching!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I love how your band sampler is coming along. So nice.

Shiver me timbers...reptile and amphibian oh my! :)

geeky Heather said...

Oh, I love visiting churches, too...thank you for sharing these snaps. I've never seen wheels in the buttresses like those before. (Hmmm, I'm not sure they're still called that if they're inside...but the spouse with the architecture degree isn't home so I can't check. =)

Winter Band is looking lovely!

Suzanne said...

Love the church pictures. Sounds like you had a great trip!

Cathy said...

Old churches and the architecture is so interesting. Looks like you're having a good trip! Safe travels.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Kevin said...

Those churches are beautiful, Edgar. I'm especially fond of the red one. Wouldn't it look fantastic stitched on a sampler? Your band sampler is coming along very nicely. Love the colors and look forward to your next update. Have a nice weekend.

Barb said...

Wonderful photos. I love to see the old Churches. We just visited the one outside of Tuscon. The windows in the newer Church are beautiful.

Margaret said...

The sampler is looking beautiful! As are those churches. Very pretty!

Berit said...

I MUCH prefer the older church--love all that ceiling!

The band sampler is looking lovely, and your trip sounds the same--really a good thing you guys went rather than delaying. :)

Sherry said...

I love old churches. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Shirlee said...

Lovely churches! I realllyy enjoyed all the photos. Crawfish Town sounds interesting : ) The band sampler looks great & is really coming along quickly! Soon you wil be showing how beautifully it is framed : ) Hope you are having a great weekend!

Julie said...

The churches are so very different and yet both so beautiful.
Loving the sampler.