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#1 Austin55

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:58 PM

Rhineland is about 3 hours West and a little north of Fort Worth near Munday. So, it's in the middle of nowhere. The town has 100 people, and no commercial bussiness or buildings. No gas stations or fast food. But they do have an absolute gem of architecture. St. Joseph's feels so out of place, you can see the steeple from well down the road and it lies in the middle of one of the streets in town (Terminated Vista). The interior is insaleny beuatiful as well. 


I stopped by on the way home from Lubbock, but got there after dark. I was hoping to do some astrophotography, but the church was lit so brightly I couldnt find a way to expose for both the stars and the building. 

 

28631845101_fc42ea0be8_b.jpgSt. Joseph's in Rhineland Tx. by Micro55, on Flickr

 

Here's a neat history of church from the website http://stjosephrhine...story-st-joseph and also a gallery of additional photos http://stjosephrhineland.org/photoalbums

 

 



#2 John T Roberts

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

Many of these small communities in Texas have these magnificent churches.  I have been to the one in Windthorst, south of Wichita Falls.  There's another one in Lindsay between Gainesville and Muenster.  There are also a bunch scattered throughout the Hill Country.  If you would like those locations, I can find them and post them.  Down there, most of my explorations have been on bicycle rides.






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