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Friday, June 10, 2011

Modern churches

I went hunting for a photo of a dove for upcoming Pentecost and before I knew it I'd gotten sidetracked so often that by the time I finally stopped, I'd spent two hours looking at photos of modern churches :) Here are a few of them ...

- Grundtvig's Church, Copenhagen ...

- St. Ignatius Church, Tokyo ...

- Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Munich ...


Blogger Dina said...

What?? Are you sure the Munich one is a church?

3:02 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

I know - it looks like a bank :)

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Paul Martin said...

Gosh. I definitely prefer old fashioned.

I also saw this transition on a minor architectural scale in my hometown in the seventies.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Lot's of concrete in that first one, eh?

Funny, I was just musing over church architecture myself...

4:48 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Paul,

I've been thinking about this a lot lately, wondering why modern churches seem less satisfying. Must write more.

6:53 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Jeff,

Good post at your blog on this :)

6:55 PM  
Blogger Carnival said...

Interesting looking churches!! I am quite interesting in modern churches myself. It is a part of my quest to discover what it means for me to be Catholic in the modern world.

10:58 AM  
Blogger crystal said...


I was just thinking - why must church architecture be stuck in the gothic period to seem authentiic, anymore than for instance the missal should be stuck in Latin to seem authentic?

1:19 PM  

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