Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


Speechless Sunday

I took this a couple of weeks ago in Cumberland, Maryland.  It's a picturesque little town along the Maryland - West Virginia border. This was the a Victorian red brick building that I have no information on whatsoever.  I just really loved the way the bell tower looked against the storm clouds.

Comment balloon 18 commentsPatricia Kennedy • September 05 2010 09:16AM


Patricia, I thought it was the top of a church … must not be or you would have described it as such. The clouds look like they are ready to start speaking!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 10 years ago

Neat picture Pat. I do like going through some of those quaint off-the-beaten-track towns...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 10 years ago

I have one of those bells sitting in my garage. We don't have a yoke for it and I have not been able to find someone to make one. It supposedly came out of a house that my grandparents bought on the eastern shore of Maryland that was a former school house.

Thanks for sharing the is beautiful!

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) about 10 years ago

Cool building, Pat. Who cares if you know nothing - keeps you guessing.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Patricia, it DOES look very kewl against the clouds - thanks for sharing!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 10 years ago

Kathleen, it sort of looked like it might have been a school at one time.

Michael, it's a great weekend getaway!

Holly, yeah!  This might have been a school.

Jeff, this town has a bunch of cool old buildings.

And Joan, the clouds are the whole thing here!  And it didn't rain much at all that day - just a couple of sprinkles.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Patricia ~ I agree...the clouds provide amazing texture to the tower!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 10 years ago

Neat photo - thanks for sharing with us. I took one look and wondered where in the world in DC it could be but now I know it isn't in DC at all!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Patricia - It's always great when you happen to come upon a perfect photo op like this one.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 10 years ago

Hi Pat... why is it that you see so few bell towers anymore?  Very charming!

Posted by Steve Shatsky about 10 years ago

Let that picturesque bell ring out load and be noticed like it deserves.

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) about 10 years ago


Lovely bell tower along with the steel roof. Very nice architecture. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 10 years ago

Pat ... crazy maker ... stone building and bell towers and no information!  You take enough of these photos and make up stories and before you know it ... you'd have a best seller!  Beautiful building and great cloud texture ...  thanks for sharing.

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) about 10 years ago

My husband is from Cumberland, I'll bet if there was a little more building, he could tell you what it was.  Great photo!

Posted by Yvette Chisholm, Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500 (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

A lovely photo.  Bell towers are pretty neat.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) about 10 years ago

Glad you did take the picture!  I like now the sky looks in the pic!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) about 10 years ago

The color of the sky is just right as the backdrop for the bell tower, Pat. Good job! Thanks for sharing your photo.

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) about 10 years ago

Pat:  Nice shot.  I like the way the red bell tower contrasts with that stormy sky too.  I love seeing what you bring back from your adventures.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 10 years ago