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Churches Altars & Icons

Jan 262015
 

What a remarkable place.  Where the outside is somewhat ordinary, the inside makes up for it in spades.  Artistic, detailed, glorious.  We just happened to be turned on to the place by a local as a not-to-be-missed visual spectacle.  Especially in a place as unlikely as Savannah, Georgia.  So, off we went to see what we could see.  As fate would allow, we arrived just a few minutes before the church was to be used as an event locale, but we were told to come on in for a few minutes before they got started.  Fine with me.  I set up the tripod and had fun composing.

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Jul 032014
 

These two church steeples in Charleston, South Carolina are just a short walk from downtown.  Filled with different flavors of churches, Charleston is an easy town to walk around in; even if you’re not into architecture or churches.  Personally, I’m almost always drawn to the architecture.  Especially the older ones.  In a city, I could ramble aimlessly and be quite content to run into a few old churches.  They always present something grand, something that usually isn’t attempted in todays world.  Here, I was walking across a park when I spied the two steeples, sticking out of the trees.  Perfect.  I stopped, plopped down my tripod and fired away.

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Sep 092013
 

How do you capture an image without any tourists involved when in a touristy attraction?  That must be what a koan is; something to meditate on that doesn’t have an easy or obvious answer.  Or a question like “how many chucks does a woodchuck chuck”?  Have you ever seen a woodchuck?  Well, I saw no woodchucks, though there were plenty of tourists, here at the Kolner Dom, or Cologne Cathedral, in Cologne Germany.  What a place to explore!  A massive structure and amazing place to wander inside of.  How does one capture an image without the everpresent fellow tourist?  It takes a lot of patience and waiting and a bit of luck. cologne-cathedral-priests--1

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Aug 192013
 

This is the highest pulpit I’ve ever seen.  I don’t remember what denomination of church it is, but obviously one I’m not personally familiar with.  Is it so that the minister can hear the word of God more clearly?  Maybe he can hear something said more softly that others can’t hear.  Maybe it just helps to keep the flock in line.  They’ll know more clearly who’s boss and who it is who’s really connected to the “man above”.  For me, I just like structure and architecture.  Maybe it throws the image off balance a bit, but I think He’ll understand.

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Dec 292012
 

It wasn’t the end of the world, but it is the end of the year.  Do you make new year’s resolutions?  I at times have but mostly don’t.  This year, though, if we could just muster up a bit more compassion for ourselves and each other, maybe, the world at large would be a better, safer place.  Happy New Year!

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