Saturday, July 19, 2008

Views From My Office

Perhaps it's because I come from Oregon. There's a lot of great history in Oregon, but it wasn't until moving to New England that I really realized how ... new? recent? ... Oregon history actually is. I mean, it only became a state in 1859. The pilgrims first landed in Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 21, 1620. (Yes, P-town first, then on to Plymouth Rock)

The first time I came to visit The Hubs during our courtship, I was flabbergasted. I got so excited just driving down the freeway reading the signs. "Look! Walden Pond!" "Oh my gosh, Concord! Where the first shots of the revolutionary war were fired!" "Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott's home!" I drove the future Hubs nuts. He actually said to me, "What's the big deal? It's just a bunch of old stuff." Argh! That still pains me! I love history, and to see these places I read about in elementary school was thrilling.

I think all the old churches are beautiful. I've taken scads of photos of my own church. Now that I work in yet another beautiful old church, I'm falling in love all over again. I can't help but want to share it with you, dear readers reader.

This beautiful building is where I get to go to work Monday through Friday.

Oops, I'm dilly-dallying taking pictures - I'm supposed to be in the office at 9:00!


I park directly in front of the building, and I use the middle door. After opening the door I immediately go down three huge granite steps. This is where all the offices are. I have an office with four big old windows, with lots of morning sunshine.


Standing in front of the church door, this is the view...

And a little to the right...


And these are our neighbors out the back door...

4 comments:

Melisa said...

Beautiful church! It looks very "quaint": I love it. Your work neighborhood seems very peaceful...esp. the cemetery! ha ha (J/K on the cemetery)

noble pig said...

So lovely! And I had no idea about Provincetown! Thanks for that info.

deepfriedapplepies said...

Wow.. I would be the same way. I'd come to visit and be all crazy, and you'd say.. "its just some old stuff!!" LOL! That's the way I got to be when we lived near the Bremerton Navy Base.. people would come and see the Aircraft Carriers lined up and be in ahh.. but me, I'd just look over and think.. "oh yeah, there are ships there!"
Thanks for the other link.. I'm excited to follow along!

MoziEsmé said...

Gorgeous photos! There is definitely a distinctive difference between northwest and northeast - and beauty in both places.