This old chapel has a complex and beautiful way of making us muse about times gone by. Its walls and windows have for many years framed and featured the trees that surround the building – the trees’ broad shadows on the clapboards, their slim reflections on the glass, and their sinewy bark viewed through the darkened church.


This is Eden Chapel, built in 1900 beside Naskeag Road; it is closed, except for hymn-sings and other special occasions. (Brooklin, Maine)