While visiting Raleigh, North Carolina, the historic downtown churches were a pleasant surprise. I visited Raleigh to photograph the North Carolina State Capitol. While I did capture images of the capitol, I ended up allocating far more time to the interesting churches surrounding the capitol in every direction.
After wandering into a couple of the nearby churches with a fellow photographer (David Brown), I searched the internet to learn more about the churches along capitol square. I found this website to be a valuable resource as it references 8 of these churches. I visited 7 of the 8, and captured pictures inside 5 of them. Following is a list of the five churches that I photographed.
1: Christ Church on Capitol Square
2: Church of the Good Shepherd
3: Edenton Street United Methodist Church
4: First Presbyterian Church
5: Sacred Heart Cathedral
I was welcomed by everyone I met at these churches. The doors to three of these churches were locked, yet someone always came to the door when I knocked. In every case, I was granted full access to the church. And, I was permitted to light the church for the images. The amount of cooperation that I received far exceeded my expectations. In return, I offered to donate any pictures that I captured to the churches for unrestricted use.
I'm pleased that representatives from two of the churches have visited my website and contacted me last week to request copies of the images. These images will most likely appear on the programs and websites of the churches. It's always nice to see my images going to good use.
To view a collection of my favorite images from the Churches of Raleigh, please click here.