Parish House

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 1 June 2010 in Architecture.

The Parish House sits on a hill and seems on top of the world on this foggy day. After being burnt down, it was rebuilt in 1887. It is a two-story building, the upstairs used for sleeping quarters, and the downstairs for daily activities. It contains a smaller chapel, mostly used for daily mass.

Old Mission State Park is a state park and National Historic Landmark in northern Idaho. It is also known as Cataldo Mission. It contains the church itself, the parish house, and the surrounding property. Cataldo Mission is the oldest standing building in Idaho.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You get the best misty shots. Super.

1 Jun 2010 5:48am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Dans le mille, j'adore l'ambiance de cette photo géniale !! Peace !

1 Jun 2010 6:19am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Looks lonely in the fog.

1 Jun 2010 6:28am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U r the master of mist. Good job

1 Jun 2010 7:14am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Don,
The simple design, the blue color and the fog behind them, give the house an interesting look. It actually looks as if the house, alone, on top of the world is. Your explanation is very informative and interesting. Here's the wide view, this morning clouded by light fog and the outside temperature is cool. I think it will rain again. There is no weather to walk or photos. Have a nice day and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

1 Jun 2010 7:15am

Frida from Sweden

Great composition It reminds me a bit of the Moomin House :-)

1 Jun 2010 9:12am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent shot Don!

1 Jun 2010 9:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks ready for lift off:) Nicely done

1 Jun 2010 10:34am

pixator from kerman, Iran

So cute! :)
very beautiful color!

1 Jun 2010 10:50am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

funny little house, the mist creates an interesting cut-out effect

1 Jun 2010 11:01am

tataray from france, France

Resplendissante sur cette nappe de brouillard !...

1 Jun 2010 12:07pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful, sweet image . Love this little blue house . It looks like made of paper for girls' play !

1 Jun 2010 1:15pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

What a piece of history. It's so pretty sitting there shrouded in the mist.

1 Jun 2010 2:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb shot of this historic parish house looking like its about to be engulfed by the fog

1 Jun 2010 2:46pm

Harry from apex, United States

A simple but straight-forward photo of a simple but servicable building. I do like the hints of background foliage visible through the fog.

1 Jun 2010 3:04pm

rian from mobile, United States

this is such a charming house! i know it looks quite small but i'm guessing it's not that small from the inside.. i do like how crisp it is against that foggy background.. very nice shot.. :)

1 Jun 2010 3:25pm

Helia from Tehran, Iran

wow...who do you think lives in this house? :-)

1 Jun 2010 3:38pm

Helia from Tehran, Iran

wow...Who do you think live in this house? :-)

1 Jun 2010 3:40pm

Andrés from Chapel Hill, United States

The color contrasts here are very nice. I like the simplicity of this image.

1 Jun 2010 4:57pm

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Wow is that fog thick!!! Nice catch.

1 Jun 2010 5:23pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

Wow, wonderful shot with the fog/mist background, Don. The house really pops!

1 Jun 2010 5:48pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

As if it comes straight from a fairytale! Beautiful colors and A very special mood!

1 Jun 2010 6:15pm

Irene from L C, France

On dirait un décor de théâtre ... Beaucoup de charme.

1 Jun 2010 6:35pm

Tricia from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States

It looks like a northeast colonial home in the midst of Civil War gun fire - that's what I thought when the page loaded. Doesn't look like a house I'd associate w/ Idaho. LoL!

1 Jun 2010 7:28pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

cool capture of this house in the fog. it really kind of throws me off balance with all the white surrounding the house.

1 Jun 2010 9:28pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

It looks like a ghost house!Very nice capture

1 Jun 2010 11:13pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Cool shot.....from out of the fog.....Awesome !!!

1 Jun 2010 11:38pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Love this shot! Nicely done.

2 Jun 2010 2:41am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, cool shot with the fog and the colors

2 Jun 2010 8:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shot!

2 Jun 2010 9:21pm

Dana from St. Louis, United States

wow this looks like a doll house. so proportionate and charming. The fog really adds a surreal quality.

2 Jun 2010 10:48pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Same thoughts as Dana, like a dollhouse. There is nothing for scale. So cute how it sits there surrounded by fog.

3 Jun 2010 2:53am

Rose from United States

I am attempting not to comment on every single picture, but cannot pass this one is absolutely wonderful.

3 Jun 2010 4:47am

john from United Kingdom

Love this, what a great opportunity with the foggy background.

3 Jun 2010 4:18pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

This looks like a toy house! Very nice perfect this is :)

4 Jun 2010 2:27am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

It looks like the world just drops off behind it. Have you shown other photos of this? Is there a river behind it? It reminds me of the house in "The Shipping News" (book and movie).

4 Jun 2010 8:20am