Over this past weekend my husband and I celebrated our 23rd Anniversary, on the 23rd. Instead of going to the beach as we normally do, we packed up and headed to the Texas Hill Country, and it was AMAZING! Extremely hot, but AMAZING! We stayed at a little B&B that was just as amazing as I could have imagined a country B&B to be. Fredericksburg, TX is the quintessential sleepy country town, where everyone knows everyone, and the whole place shuts down at 9pm, nestled right in the middle of the Hill Country Vineyards. The town theme is German, so with my husband and I both being half German we were eager to try new foods and visit the museums with German roots. The town did not disappoint.
The amazing church I took this in is, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on West San Antonio Street in Fredericksburg. The church began with a handful of German immigrants in 1846, and has since grown to a full and faithful congregation.
From the moment that you step into St. Mary’s the beauty takes your breath away and the most peaceful feeling comes over you. When you first walk in your eyes are immediately drawn to the front of the church, and in later pictures that I post you will know why. It is jaw-dropping! The front is where I found this statue of Jesus hanging on the cross and I knew I had to take the shot. I got hundreds of shots over the short period we were in Fredericksburg but this one is by far my favorite. The eight-hour round trip drive was worth this one shot. The darker tones draw you in and almost make you feel the despair that was felt at that moment. This is one that I will be framing and hanging on my wall.