Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photos of the Day: Going to the Chapel

Once upon a time, a rich man built a castle to live in, and had his own chapel built for private worship. 

Then eventually, things happened and a convent of nuns took over the estate to run a college. 

And it came to pass that they built their own chapel to worship in. 

Times changed, economics changed, and the world changed ... and the old chapel fell to ruins.

Generations of those college students, the neighborhood kids, and other school kids did use the ruins as a place of curiosity, exploration, and sometimes, nefarious partying.

More time passed and the world continued to change.

Lo - it came to pass that new administrators decided to shore up the old chapel, preserving - but not restoring - it for history and wonderment.

Many generations still come to wonder, remember, and appreciate - what we called the Haunted Chapel.

I don't think it's haunted any more.

You can almost hear the hymns.
We never got to go in and look up into the turret.

 Taken Saturday, June 7, 2014 during Manhattanville College Reunion Ramblings

Photos via iTouch

And I'm off to an actual wedding, at another Castle-type building.

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