Recently Sold: Old Stone Chapel in the Snow


  • Image Size: 21.375″ x 30.000″
  • Total Size: 25.625″ x 34.25″
  • Print Material: Watercolor Paper
  • Frame: SLW6 – Slimwoods – Black / Silver (SLW6)
  • Top Mat: Very White Rag
  • Finishing: 1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
  • Shipping to a buyer from Tustin, CA.

Snowshoes are not typically listed as required photography equipment but there I was strapping contraptions of metal tubing, plastic webbing and ice gripping claws to my boots as I prepared to hike up to the old stone chapel in the woods.

Werner Von Trapp’s Chapel in the Woods was a work of gratitude. On a hillside behind the family home, von Trapp built a stone chapel in thanksgiving for his safe return from wartime service.

The hike up to the chapel especially during a calm, quiet winter with a blanket of snow muffling sounds is one of reflection and peace.  The only thing you hear is the occasional snowshoe knocking against each other and the smoosh of the snow under your feet as you break the trail through fresh fallen snow.

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Rustic stone chapel in the forest at Hiking in Stowe, Vermont at Trapp Family Lodge. There are over 60 kilometers of wooded hiking trails for all levels of ability. There is a short, peaceful hike to the Chapel, built by the Trapp family sons on their return home after World War II.  The family is well known from “The Sound of Music” and still owns the property where the original lodge was located.

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Werner von Trapp, also buried in the family cemetery, who built the small, stone chapel, as a gesture of thanksgiving to mark his safe return from the war. It is well worth the uphill trek to see it. Sam von Trapp married Elisa outside this chapel, as it can only fit about four people inside!

Feedback from collectors of these photographs of the stone chapel:

I love the simplicity of this work. The stone building, the white snow and the warmth of the Christmas wreath all say winter in New England. Beautiful.  – Karen Cook

Edward, this is a gorgeous image; I love the textures and the quaintness of the chapel! –  Elizabeth Tillar 

“This is a delight … wonderfully captured!” – Lois Bryan

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