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The path to the church where I was married.
Cincinnati Ohio, Covenant First Presbyterian Church.

History
Organized in 1790, Covenant-First Presbyterian has been a vital part of downtown Cincinnati from the city's founding.

Sanctuary
Our historic sanctuary, built in 1875, captures the wonder, beauty, and awe we feel as we go before our Creator. Join us for a tour Wednesdays at 11:00 am to learn more of our illustrious heritage and beautiful structure.

The sanctuary arrangement is patterned after medieval English tithe barns. The priceless black walnut pulpit furniture was hand-carved by Henry and William Fry.

Numerous plaques tell of famous people connected with the church including Dr. Lyman Beecher, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Pioneer preacher James Kemper and British theologian G. Campbell Morgan were also part of our history.

Our spectacular stained-glass windows were crafted in the Munich tradition.

Gothic Chapel
This addition was dedicated as the Education Building in 1922. This new space provided seating for 625 and an additional 175 in the balcony. The space was regularly filled for Bible classes, programs and pageants. Primary children used the basement classrooms. In recent years the building faced deterioration. However, God gave the then small congregation a vision of growth. After extensive planning and work by the Property Committee and Building Superintendent, renovation is now complete! The sounds of children again fill the building. Improvements have surpassed the original beauty of the building. The original chapel window facing Elm Street has been replaced by a stunning stained-glass window, providentially salvaged from West Virginia. Other recent improvements at Covenant-First include direct entry from the adjacent System Parking Garage into the church (free on Sunday), kitchen upgrade, and roof repair. Plans for further work proceed to accommodate our growing congregation.

Our Church Organ
The organ, made by the Austin Organ Co., was installed in 1915. It was given by Mrs. W.W. Seely in memory of her husband, Dr. William Wallace Seely (photo). After a major fire in April, 1960, the organ was completely restored by Charles D. Hildreth, assisted by his son, James Hildreth. Since that time, there has been updating and rebuilding including such in 1974, 1999, and 2000. The most recent upgrades include a new solid-state combination pre-set system and switching system for couplers, which was accomplished by Schaedle Pipe Organ Services located in Cincinnati.

Our organ is listed as Opus 601 in the Austin Opus list as "Church of the Covenant" and as an entry in the Organ Historical Society's database.

The Paul Revere Tower Bell
The church belfry remains as originally constructed and contains a massive bell. The bell is forty-four inches in diameter, weighs approximately seventeen hundred pounds, and was cast by American silversmith and patriot, Paul Revere. It bears the original inscription in bold relief: "Revere, Boston."
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Life-For-Sale Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... so wonderful!
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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L0ne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Featured here: [link] :ambulance: :star:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awww Thank you so much:hug:
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Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured this piece in my journal [link] :heart:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Awwwww Thank you so much!
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Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!! :love:
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Beautiful natural canopy. :D
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Cwylldren Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing colours! I do miss those Northe American fall colours...
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) They are great colors.
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Onewaypencil Featured By Owner May 9, 2009   Writer
Amazing... just, absolutely beautiful!

I adore the vivid colours of the leaves.

You're one of the best photographers I've seen on dA!
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
:blush: I am honored that you think so. Thank you so much!
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Onewaypencil Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Writer
you're welcome!

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Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Rarely do I get see such natural beauty in the urban city.

So I always appreciate them when I do. This is an incredible picture.
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it
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LoneDoggy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
If one were to buy this print would one get the watermark on the print that is shipped to one?
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
No I loaded a different file for the print:D
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LoneDoggy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
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zeta-eta Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice color and the compotition is great!!! :clap: :love:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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zeta-eta Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
np.. :D
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snowmask Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so glorious it almost doesn't feel real :love: Love how the golden hues are completely dominating the entire frame... Rivendell comes to mind :giggle:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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jcphoto7714 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
this is so awesome. we need more places like that here so I can coopy you =P
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
LOL!!!!
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jcphoto7714 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
hehe
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FRANDIGAR Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Michelle, this work has been featured here: [link]

Use the slideshow tool and enjoy the full feature!!!

Congratulations!! :sun:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Awwww Thank you so much!
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FRANDIGAR Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
MY pleasure Michelle, is a superb work and deserves all the publicity!! :sun:
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:) :sun:
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DruellaBlackRosier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking shot! Beautiful place you got married in!
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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thais-fb Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! o.o
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks:hug:
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thais-fb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome!
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the-candy-nitemare Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
one word..


talent!
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Awww:D Thanks!
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the-candy-nitemare Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
no problamo
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Wolflover2298 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Wow.... thats really a picture worth a thousand words! You were very lucky to be married there.
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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synconi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Oh wow! :wow:

Did you walk down this amazing, magical path when you were married? The colours are so, so beautiful, and the way the trees line the whole walkway...

:heart:
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
I really wish I had:( It rained on our wedding day. But we have shot many many wedding photos here since:D
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synconi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Artisan Crafter
At least you got to be in this amazing place again, afterwards. :)
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yep:D I love it!
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synconi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I can see exactly why! :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
is this heaven?......beautiful
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InLightImagery Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D Sometimes:D
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
:D
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