Friday, March 12, 2010

Country Churches

Today is another Random ... theme day and the theme is Random Country Churches. Some of the smallest towns in the middle of nowhere will have magnificent old Dutch Reformed Churches dating back from the early days. In most cases these churches were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's not to only service the town, but also the surrounding farming community. This means that some of these small towns today have huge churches.

The Dutch Reformed Church in the Langkloof town of Uniondale built in 1856

The NG Kerk Moedergemeente in Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, built in 1853

The Dutch Reformed Church in the Karoo town of Prince Albert. I'm not sure when this church was built, but the first church was built in 1844.

GPS Co-ordinates:
Uniondale's church: 33°39'29.86"S, 23° 7'36.27"E
Oudtshoorn's church: 33°35'19.39"S, 22°12'22.60"E
Prince Albert's church: 33°13'38.26"S, 22° 1'48.46"E

3 comments:

  1. Love those impressive churches against the blue blue skies.

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  2. It's hard to say whether the sky makes a better subject or a better backdrop--but in these photos it serves the latter purpose really well. Pretty churches, clear blue sky--what's not to love? Thanks for posting them.

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  3. Those are some big church buildings!

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