i’ll be honest here, i really don’t care too much about the history of all these european churches… and the stories of all the saints and and all… i mean, it’s nice, but it just doesn’t make me tick, like say, a cake does.
and photography wise – i’m not a fan of taking pictures of churches because aside from the fact that they don’t interest me a lot, the postcards for sale have waaaay better photos, thanks to the angle/light/etc.
1. usually free
2. usually very cool inside (i hope they’re warm in the winter… i’ll see!)
3. chairs to sit on and rest
but today, i added a 4th reason.
we all know this: churches (or any building for that matter), architecturally speaking, are all about light.
for me, the photo on the left is too literal – there’s too much going on, and you know it’s related to jesus. but on the right… it’s a blur. a haze. it could be any religion, anywhere, at any time. for anybody.
that interests me more: the spirituality that people experience and feel, rather than their religion.
hmmm. i think i have another idea i want to explore now…!
plus i’m in love with the perfect lines of circles.
posted by cathy at 11:58 pm on september 25th, 2008 in evreux about a basilicia she visited in lisieux earlier on in the day.