Saturday, February 25, 2023

Andy's Angles: St. Hedwig's


I've been doing television since 1990.  We've seen a lot of advances-- high definition, better cameras, better lenses...  And, there are still some stories where the pictures do not do it justice.

Case in point:  The fire that destroyed the former St. Hedwig's church in Edwardsville the morning of February 19.  The smoke and flames were visible for miles, and when the fire was out, there wasn't much left.

I took the photo above, while doing a follow up the next day.

I know a church is people, and not a building.  This one left a big scar in the neighborhood, physical and emotional.

The rubble is gone now.  It will take a long time to forget this one.