Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Jo's College

On our road trip to see the Sandhill cranes, we were approaching the city of Rensselaer, Indiana. I saw the spires, or bell towers or whatever they are supposed to be called before I saw anything else. I told Roger he had to stop...when we got there we saw that it was a school of some kind. So, we took a left turn on to the campus, I stopped and got the first two pictures.
We continued on around and found out that it was St. Joseph's College....I had not heard of it before, but I am not likely to forget it now. It is a small college in (around 1000 students) in a small town of 5,000-6000. It is a private, Catholic liberal arts college that was founded in 1889.
This is the front of the church...I have fiddled with it in photoshop trying to get the best photo I could. It was taken in the middle of the day with the sun overhead...that is my excuse. If we were not running to late, due to the fog, I would have stopped on the way home for better photos.

8 comments:

Carletta said...

What a beautiful place!
I just visited your sepia. I think this first shot would work in sepia as well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

When I first saw the first picture, I wondered if it might either be a county court house or a college building.... SO--I was 'almost' right. What a beautiful building --and you got some great pictures, Rose.

We're enjoying George's birthday trip.... It's been great. We're going home tomorrow ---so I will have lots of pictures to post...

Hugs,
Betsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Great photos from an interesting college, wonderful towers.

Jacob said...

Please - no need to apologize. These are great shots. And it's quite beautiful. Nice sharp and colorful photos!

don said...

I'm glad the towers caught your attention so yo bothered to check out this interesting college. Nice shots with excellent detail and color.

Judy said...

What a beautiful building. Love your banner...Is it new? or have I just been totally spaced out here.

Mary said...

Great shots of the towers! Just the sort of thing to catch a photographer's eye :-) Hope you had a great trip!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The bell towers look so handsome covered in aged copper. What a good-looking college!

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