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Trinity Church in the City of Boston (reflection off high-rise) HDR

Just a few block from my crew hotel in downtown Boston is this wonderful church with a glass high-rise just across the street. After seeing a few pictures of this I had to go check it out for myself. Boston is a great place to go packin around with a camera and this reflection was the shot of the day.


Church History from Wikipedia


Trinity Church in the City of Boston, located in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 3,000 households, was founded in 1733.


After its former site burned in the Great Boston Fire of 1872, the current church complex was erected under the direction of Rector Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), one of the best-known and most charismatic preachers of his time. The church and parish house were designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and construction took place from 1872 to 1877, when the complex was consecrated. Situated on Copley Square in Back Bay, Trinity Church is the building that established Richardson's reputation. It is the birthplace and archetype of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, characterized by a clay roof, polychromy, rough stone, heavy arches, and a massive tower. This style was soon adopted for a number of public buildings across the United States, and was the first American architectural style imitated in Europe and Canada.


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Taken on November 3, 2010