There’s a little Methodist church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that is one of the most beautiful churches I’ve been in. It has a real pipe organ and there’s a fan in the basement that fills the bellows that make the organ sing. This picture was taken right before my Uncle Don’s funeral. I have memories of visiting my cousins when I was a kid and attending church here. There’s also a bell tower and we would climb up several stairs in the tower, grab the rope, ride it down and toll the bell after church.
The Porch is an important gathering place in Terlingua. It’s actually the porch that runs most of the length of the Terlingua Trading Post and Starlight Theater. It’s an interesting blend of the locals and tourists and everything in between. In the evenings it can be a very lively place, sometimes in the afternoons and early evenings, you can find a jam session of local and out of town musicians going on. Rumor has it that Robert Plant joined in one day.
Despite the sign “No Dogs on the Porch” there’s usually at least one dog there wandering up and down. The sign actually just applies to visiting dogs, the local dogs have their own society and pecking order.
In daylight hours, there’s an incredible view of the Chisos Mountains in the national park. After dark, the entertainment is in the ambience of the lights of the Porch.