Sainte-Mère-Église

This may be the most photographed church roof in the world because of the well known incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church. He hung there playing dead for two hours before the Germans took him prisoner. Red Buttons played the role in the movie “The Longest Day”.

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France

Happy Easter

There are two ways to drive to Hana.  The regular way, which is an adventure, and the back way that the car rental agencies tell you not to use.  If you listened to them you would not get to see the St Joseph Catholic Church which was established in 1862.  It is near the town of Kaupo which is nearly deserted but for a few small cattle ranchers and a small store.

Kaupo, Maui
Kaupo, Maui

 

Freeze Church

Potlatch, Idaho is home to the Freeze Community Church founded in 1889. While touring the Palouse area I didn’t expect to be photographing churches but this was too good to pass up.

Potlatch Idaho
Potlatch Idaho