While visiting dear friends in the Berkshires, PJ and I had the opportunity to see the lovely Saint Ann Catholic Church in Lenox, Massachusetts. We started off the weekend with “The Mystery of Irma Vepp” at Shakespeare & Company. The production was directed by our friend Kevin Coleman and was a complete hoot, faithful to the Charles Ludlam roots and a treat to watch. On Saturday, we made arrangements to visit the church. The pastor, Father Christopher J. Waitekus, was kind and informative, giving the history of both the church and the parish, and then allowing us free rein in the church.
Built in an early English Norman Romanesque, Saint Ann Church was designed by architect F. Burrell Hoffman of New York, and was consecrated in 1912. Both the nave and apse photographs were taken with the Canon EF TS-E 17mm f/4L tilt-shift lens.
There is a lovely touch in this church – a dozen full-sized carved angels standing watch over the church. I used the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM for this shot.
It will be six more months before we are back in Europe shooting French and Spanish Romanesque churches, so this was another nice break in the winter tedium. We look forward to more in the coming Spring months.