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Old 08-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Photo challenge #89 {08/24/10} Places of worship

I can't sleep tonight, so I may as well post the photo challenge for this week. Places of worship.......churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, or wherever else people worship. I took one photo today/yesterday and was planning to take more, but my battery gave out. I will go out in the morning to take a few more. Lets see what you can all come up with!
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My photo is of St. John's Anglican Church in Elora, a village about 3 miles from out town.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:33 AM   #2
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that is a beautiful church. there are so many beautiful and different places to worship this challenge should be full of great photos.
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I'll have to walk the long way round to work on Friday .
Great challenge, Ina.
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I just got back from photographing all the old churches in our town. The first one is the United Church at one of the main intersections of downtown. Second is of the Presbyterian Church on a hill two streets up. and the third is on the Roman Catholic Church, also on a hill. They are all still being used although the Catholics are building a new church at a different location.
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One more older church.... when I say old, that is a relative term, as I don't think they are much older than 150 -200 years. Young, compared to Europe! This one is the Anglican church. The first photo is of the present day church with all it's additions, the second is a smaller model, built in the backyard/butterfly garden of the church. It is a replica the original church and is also used as a chapel to perform weddings.
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Gorgeous churches!
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The first two photos are of a church where the seating and everything is below ground and it used to be white. When I first saw it I thought that some giant space craft had landed. The other photo is of brand new. When it was first being constructed, many thought it was Buddhist but it isn't.
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This place was a bit difficult to photograph in that there is a wall all around it and a locked gate. I parked on the side street in what appeared to be a drop of lane but didn't have any no parking signs available. When I was walking back to my car I about had a panic attack as there was a tow truck and I didn't readily see my car. Fortunately the tow truck was doing stuff across the street. Of course, I also didn't think to bring my DSLR in order to get a really close-up of the ends of the church/temple. With the crosses on the top I presume it is a Christian type church.
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now thats a different look for a church. I love the ornate look and all the red tile.
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Wow! Armadilo, those photos are amazing! And the churches/temples are very interesting! You certainly got wonderfully clear photos, despite the difficulties. I'm wondering, though, why a church/temple would need to be behind a wall?
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What fascinating photos so far! My favourite of Ina's is the Presbyterian one, but I also love the original Anglican one - you wouldn't see anything like that here, for sure. Definitely young by European standards, though . I once had a live-in job near Cambridge, and in the grounds there was a 15th c church, which they still used for occasional services.
And Armadillo - your first ones actually remind me a lot of a particular church somewhere in Dublin, but the other one is amazing. It's hard to believe with those dragons and the very typical Japanese roof that it's not Buddhist or Shinto or something. How unusual!
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... I'm wondering, though, why a church/temple would need to be behind a wall?
I thought that also and the only thing that came to my mind was to prevent vandalism.
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The Asian style church is called Vietnamese Martyrs Church it is a Vietnamese Catholic church. Had to have a friend do a search for me as I'm not much good at doing searches on computers.
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Thanks Armadillo for clearing that up. You can really see the cultural influences there!
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I got a slightly earlier bus into town yesterday and was lucky with good weather;
As I was very near the church where my sister got married, I started there.
St Audoen's was originally a medieval church built in the 12th century, and parts are still there, along with a Visitor Centre,although the current Church of Ireland parish church is dated early 19th century and is just at one end of the site.

CORE on Thomas St was built as St. Catherine's in the 1760s, on the site of an earlier church dating back to the 12th c. It was de-consecrated in the 1960s, and re-consecrated in 1997.

The last photo is the local Catholic church, down the road from us. It looks lovely on a dark night when it's lit up inside and the light shines through all those glass blocks.
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And this was the church I really wanted to photograph - it's quite ornate. But impossible to get a full picture even with my widest-angle and backed into a builder's yard, as you can't get back far enough to fit it all in. I was envying Armadillo and her wide-open spaces .
It's St John and St Augustine's Catholic church, on Thomas St. Pugin was the architect, and it was built for the Augustinians between 1862 and 1911. One source I looked up says it's the tallest church spire in Dublin.
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that is a huge beautiful church!
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I had this in mind while we were in Greece, so I have a couple of photos.
The first one was a church on a pedestrian street leading up to the Acropolis.
The second two are a church just down the road from where we were staying. The Dumpster I took our rubbish to was just across from it. Unlike the older church up on the hill, this one even has air-con .
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Love seeing the church photos from Greece! Thanks for thinking of us while you were on holiday Sabrina!
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Good job girls on all the pictures of houses of worship. I would have loved to go take a few here but my new camera sits, hidden in my closet until I have the money together to be able to say I paid for it. Actually, I just packaged up my older one that I sold on e-bay, plus a few other things. So the money now sits in my paypal account. I can get it out and then bring out the new camera and a nice bottle of wine? (Hope that doesn't make the pictures blurry!)
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Good job girls on all the pictures of houses of worship. I would have loved to go take a few here but my new camera sits, hidden in my closet until I have the money together to be able to say I paid for it. Actually, I just packaged up my older one that I sold on e-bay, plus a few other things. So the money now sits in my paypal account. I can get it out and then bring out the new camera and a nice bottle of wine? (Hope that doesn't make the pictures blurry!)
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PJill, I'll be eagerly looking forward to seeing what you do with your new camera. What kind is it?
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Sabrina, I don't know how I missed your earlier posts of the beautiful churches you photographed. I think I like the St. Audeons best.....such a lovely old church and I love the angle at which you photographed it.
That is quite a majestic and rich looking St. Augustine's church in Dublin too!
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PJill, I'll be eagerly looking forward to seeing what you do with your new camera. What kind is it?
I got the Canon T2i and today hubby is at work, kids are in school so guess what I am going to do? Give you a clue.....NOT housework! :0)
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Here's an itty bitty church in an itty bitty town that I photograped today.
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Thanks ladies for all the beautiful photos of the places of worship. I only wish to take photos like that. Maybe someday I will.
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Thanks ladies for all the beautiful photos of the places of worship. I only wish to take photos like that. Maybe someday I will.
The only way to get better is to start and keep going . You should give it a shot - even if there's an older challenge that looks easy to you, there's no time limit on any of them.
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This is a church in Winslow.
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