I think that the thing that surprised me the most is that there is grass going all the way up to the doorsteps, and right along the edges of the walls.
I love the ironwork over the keyhole.
It still amazes me that these churches are used like all the rest… Bulletin board in the foyer, etc.!
I wonder when they stopped using the graveyard. All of the headstones seem very old, and the sarcophagi are empty. I’d love to find a caretaker to chat with…
What a beautiful surprise, to find such an amazing church out in the middle of the country. There are many more around us that I’d like to take a closer look at, although I think this one was extra-special.
P.S. For those who are newer readers, I recently updated my blog with two new pages: About Me, and How We Got Here, which explains how we became expats– in case you wondered about any of those things!