Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday Scenery

Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home Norwich CT

I honestly have no clue why I like this picture but I do; there's just something appealing about the intricate woodwork around the roof-line of this building and I especially like it when seen against the blue sky. The black bird just adds a little something extra!

I get the feeling that this building is probably pretty old though I'm not exactly sure when it dates back to. It's the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home located on Cliff Street here in Norwich and even though I did some searching, it's apparently downright hard to find any sort of historical information on funeral homes! I do know that the funeral home is located across from a house that is of similar structure that was built in 1850 so perhaps it's of the same vintage? With the buildings being so similar, I have to wonder if they're related somehow. Hmm, perhaps this could be a research project for sometime in the future should I find myself with a little spare time.

Don't forget to swing by Lee's Tarheel Ramblings and see what he's got for you to look at this Sunday,too. If you want to join us for Sunday Scenery, jump on in but just be sure to let us know so we can come visit! Have a great Sunday and may all your scenery be beautiful!


  1. Ooooh, kinda creepy... a blackbird and a funeral home! I love the corbels! Actually I love older architecture. It's infinitely more interesting than what they build nowadays.

  2. I wonder if it has always been a funeral home? There is a little chapel in the next town to ours that became derelict then was converted to a funeral home and it is so beautiful!

  3. Anonymous8:18 AM EST

    I like the composition of that photo... great asymmetrical arrangement.

    Plus I love the colors and textures...

  4. Anonymous8:36 AM EST

    I like the abstract quality of this scene, with all the lines and angles. The crow is just a little more of an interesting detail. Old building are a favorite subject of mine as well. The deep blue sky is a nice touch in this shot too. Nice one, Linda.

  5. Anonymous9:36 AM EST

    I like this one. Doesn't it come under the "rule of thirds"? The colors and repeating patterns are great, and it's anchored by the black bird.You have a good eye for composition. This is my second attempt to send this comment, in case you get two, that's why.

  6. i can see why you like it, i do too!

    smiles, bee

  7. Anonymous11:49 AM EST

    Im new to this but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your pictures. I really like todays, as I love old buildings. You have a good eye for beauty. Lets have more....

  8. Anonymous1:15 PM EST

    OH, I love the crow on the edge of the building! Very nicely shot. I also like the beautifully blue sky in the back ground. This is a perfect Looking at the sky on Friday post as well. :)

    Hope you're not working too hard today, Linda Loo!

  9. I also like looking at old architecture. The attention to detail was amazing in the olden days.
    Modern buildings have no charatcter.

    This is a beautiful picture, and I love the black bird sitting there. Great capture, Duchess Linda.

    Hope you are almost done with work today. It's a little bit after 2 as I write this.

  10. You are a mother of two. Your work is demanding as hell. Your blog is right up there with the best. You are an awesome photographer.And you've got "spare time"? Holy s$%t, Batman...

  11. Imagine how tough it was to do that painting detail, and so high up.

  12. Nice photo, Linda! Love the blackbird!! Any time you see animals in a shot, it always brings out a little something "extra"! The timing of the shot couldn't have been any better!

  13. Such a cool picture.
    You have such talent.
    So, this is the building across the street from "the house"?

  14. I really admire old architecture. The church we attended when I was a kid was in the Tudor style. It was a very old church but beautiful...
    I don't think the photo is creepy at all...interesting angles and the colors are great. You know I'm gonna like the bird!
    Bud's right. I was going to say the same thing: Just where are you going to find "extra time?" Has Hell frozen over and no one told me???

  15. Hi Linda,

    I just wanted to stop by to tell you I hope you have a very good week.

  16. . The black bird just adds a little something extra!

    like bird poop??

    sorry, just had to say.

    as I just love love love QA Victorian homes I love the scrollwork cuz it's reminiscent of such. the lines are cool. nice pic.


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