St. Gall's Catholic Church

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 6 November 2011 in Architecture.

This Catholic church was built in 1913 and is the most prominent landmark in Colton, Washington. We stopped to get a picture of this beautiful building on our return trip this week. Colton is a small country town of around 450 population.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely red church. I like !

6 Nov 2011 7:21am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Impressive steeple!

6 Nov 2011 8:31am

Uwe from Germany

Great clarity.

6 Nov 2011 10:02am

Mats from Sweden

Good details, nice capture!

6 Nov 2011 10:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It's so immaculate it looks unreal. Amazing that it's nearly 100 years old could almost have been built yesterday :)

6 Nov 2011 10:54am

@grouser: It had a number of wires in and around the street which I removed.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

We have many like this in rural Ontario. Handsome and so very well built. You did it photographic justice with this nicely framed shot.

6 Nov 2011 2:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition of this beautiful church. Great detail. Love it. Excellent. :)

6 Nov 2011 2:49pm

Tricia from Poplar Bluff, United States

Hi Don, I don't know if it's just my computer at work (I'm on my computer at home right now) or what's going on, but this is the 1st time in several days that I've been able to get on your blog... All week it kept saying that this blog doesn't exist & would take me to an error page. I kept meaning to try here at home, cuz I'd only tried from work, but I kept forgetting. Now, that I know I can get thru, I'll try again from work tomorrow... that computer is old & I can only run one program at a time on it, so I'm guessing that's the problem.

6 Nov 2011 3:06pm

tataray from france, France

Superbe sur ce ciel bleu et ce ton brique.
On dirait 2 petits yeux qui me regardent sur le clocher .
Bel angle de prise.)

6 Nov 2011 4:19pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey duderoo
nice shot
love the juxtaposition of the STOP sign too

6 Nov 2011 5:43pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this brick architecture

6 Nov 2011 8:38pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful clarity...beautiful church and a beautiful day...beautifully captured!

6 Nov 2011 8:53pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful church on a beautiful day.

6 Nov 2011 9:34pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Beautiful brick church! Nice capture :)

6 Nov 2011 9:34pm

Diane M. Schuller from Parksville,, Canada

I can see why the building appeals ... I couldn't help but notice the name of the street: Steptoe Street! What a perfectly cloudless day for showcasing this old church

6 Nov 2011 9:48pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Someone stole the clock

7 Nov 2011 12:09am

Rose from United States

That sure is a beautiful church...there is a Catholic church over in Illinois that I want to photograph, but have not attempted it yet.

7 Nov 2011 12:57am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine detail

7 Nov 2011 12:59am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

great framing of this church, nice clean shot

7 Nov 2011 1:48am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

1913....? it's in great condition, almost looks brand new.

7 Nov 2011 2:36am

TexWisGirl from United States

wow! it's incredibly clean and well-kept for 1913!

7 Nov 2011 3:13am

Twojays from Montana, United States

So clean and pure and simple in all ways. Churches are a symbol of a higher consciousness to me, and I always enjoy looking at them anywhere I find myself. Nice "catch," Don. :-)

7 Nov 2011 2:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i like the clear and straight lines and the brick architecture that emphasizes the white lines of the windows ...

7 Nov 2011 6:06pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

looks like it was just built, so new and clean

8 Nov 2011 8:50am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

It's in great condition, I would never guess it was almost 100 years old!

9 Nov 2011 2:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's a well preserved church for a town of 450. It must draw people from surrounding farms.

9 Nov 2011 7:12pm