Monday, November 21, 2011

Old Swedes Church | Wilmington, Delaware

I finally got the chance to go check Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, Delaware the other weekend. Thank you to my friend Jerry, (over at for keeping me company while I wandered. Old Swedes is the oldest church in the US, built in 1698 by descendants of the Swedish colonists who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Kalmar Nyckel in 1638. A small and quaint church with a regular number of parishioners around 40. Worth a visit, but I wish I had a little bit more time to spend there. The following is a series of photos from the inside of the church. I have some from walking through the cemetery, as well, that I'll do at a later time. For what ever reason it wasn't a great photo day, so they are not great... let's just consider them documentary!


Carl November 22, 2011 at 8:05:00 AM EST  

These are really quite wonderful.

Dogman November 22, 2011 at 11:34:00 AM EST  

Look like they have a nice pipe organ there, V. I think my fave shot is the 3rd from the bottom. The light.

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