In a recent trip to the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Roy and I picked up a book that details the historical landmarks of Riverside. Our plan is to try to visit as many of them as we can before we move away (whenever that may be), in an attempt to get to know the history of our town a little better (and because we are dying without culture here). Last Saturday evening, we walked down to the First Congressional Church of Riverside.
I fully expected to just photograph the outside of the church, but we were quickly approached by the caretaker of the church, who offered to take us inside and show us around. We eagerly agreed.
The chapel area was full of remnnants from a wedding that morning.
I loved this cross hanging above the altar. It contains a whole lot of interesting religious symbology.
Joe (the caretaker) took us into this sitting room and showed us this giant stained glass window of the Virgin Mary. When we walked across the room, her eyes followed us. Totally creepy.
Then we went into the Sunday school classrooms. I really liked them, as they all featured murals and paintings done by kids. They were so different from the plain and boring classrooms that I sat in for my CCD classes as a youth.
Joe let me take a picture of him.
And then we bade Joe good-bye. On our way home, we were behind this very cute couple for awhile.
I love seeing old people hold hands. It's cute.
Our first outing to make ourselves into more cultured mofos was a greater success than we originally anticipated, thanks to Joe.