MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM, MYSTIC, CT - THE FISHTOWN CHAPEL
Today's whiteiswhite challenge theme is ARCHITECTURE
Image ©Diane Macdonald. All Rights Reserved. Camera: iPhone 8 Plus
I captured this charming little white chapel (THE FISHTOWN CHAPEL) in Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, while visiting New England a couple of weeks ago.
This building was moved to its present location at Mystic Seaport Museum from the Fishtown area of Mystic in 1950. It was commissioned as a place of worship in Fishtown in 1889, and it took local builders just three weeks to build it. Around 1900 it ceased to be used as a chapel and became a schoolhouse for a short period. Sadly it fell into disuse and disrepair for half a century until it was purchased by Mystic Seaport Museum, and moved to its current location and rededicated as a chapel!
It had been around 40 years since I had last visited it, so it was on my bucket list to visit again. Luckily it is only a one and a half hour drive from my in-laws' place in Massachusetts, so on a day free from family obligations we took a day off and drove south to Mystic. It was well worth the trip, and I can highly recommend it for young and old alike!
Probably for the first time ever, I embarked on a trip without my DSLR gear, so all my photography from the trip was taken using my iPhone 8 Plus, which is excellent for standard shots like this which don't require a macro or zoom lens! The best camera for a job is always the one you have with you.
Don't forget about the #wiwcontest – It's not the same as the daily challenge!
Read about this week's theme and the rules here.
The deadline for week 26's contest is Saturday June 9th at midnight EST.
Here are the daily themes for the whiteiswhite challenge (not the wiwcontest.):
Monday: White Photographed Against White
Thursday: Food And Drink
Saturday: Water In Nature
Sunday: Anything Goes
The rules are very simple for the daily cahllenge. You have only 4 things to remember!
- Your own original photography only!
- The image does not have to be all white, but the subject matter needs to be mostly white
- A link to this page so others can read the rules
- #whiteiswhite tag
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