Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Boddelwyddan Church

This picture was taken in 1898, and shows the Boddelwyddan Church of Wales. What a magnificent building.

10 comments:

  1. Nice picture! Looks very similar today as seen at http://www.themarblechurch.org.uk with the exception of more tombstones and the elevation of the field and path to the left has been raised.

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  2. Is this really a photo? It doesn't look like a photo, and certainly doesn't look like a photo taken in 1898.

    Maybe you should change the name to "Old Image of the Day"?

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  3. Sure looks like a tinted photo to me!

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  4. +JMJ+

    How do you pronounce "Boddelwyddan"?

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  5. [quote]"Is this really a photo? It doesn't look like a photo, and certainly doesn't look like a photo taken in 1898.

    Maybe you should change the name to "Old Image of the Day"?"
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    When you wrap your head about what a image file of a photo is, it's easy to get lost. I think it's cool but if he has any more photos, we'd like to see them.

    -PersonYouDontKnow

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  6. It actually is a photograph, and actually was taken in 1898. It was made with a process called photochrom which combined photography with an early form of lithography to produce cheap color prints in the late 1800's. Basically a very early version of today's three color separation printing.
    PJM

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  7. Beautiful photo. Looks like a lot of episcopal churches around here in new england.

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  8. [quote]How do you pronounce "Boddelwyddan[/quote]

    The closest English pronunciation is " Bodelwithan "

    I live about 2 miles from the church, it is a truly magnificent building and the interior uses marble stone from all over the world.

    The church is a very popular stop for tourists.

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  9. Dear Sir. I am fascinated by your blog and I also love History, Engineering and just anything to do with Construction....You have the best blog I have found today. I am totally fascinated with early living in the U.S. You have the photos to boot.

    Excellant Job

    The Black Widow

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  10. I read a book about Billy Sunday several years ago. I recommend reading about him. It was an interesting time in American culture. He became involved in his religion and ministry honestly and was completely committed to his work but if I remember correctly at a cost of not being close to his own children because of his constant traveling. His wife went with him until the children came. His crew invented major improvements to setting up these huge tents quickly. Billy Sunday was a firecracker of a preacher. He meant what he said and said what he meant, all during prohibition. Betty

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