Friday, October 30, 2009

First Christian Church


You may click on this photo to embiggen.

32 comments:

tapirgal said...

I wonder when this was built. We still think "modern," but I wonder if it was "50s modern or later." I think I would tear it down and start over!

Leif Hagen said...

What do I do if I want to emvidden?

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - You are probably right...I was thinking 60s.

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Find a misery synod church and pray!

Lee Spangler said...

Looks like a good perch for the raptor you showed several posts back.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Super Capture, wonderful -looking structure, great POV and clarity, good photo!

Don and Krise said...

I embiggened it cuz you said I could.

Personally I like this design. I'm not really sure why, but I do. Maybe because I'm such a sucker for the 50's and 60's era.

Memphis MOJO said...

I love the angle you took it at and, of course, the colors.

Small City Scenes said...

Point me to heaven, Lord. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting architecture, it even looks a bit eastern?!?!
God bless you!
Cezar

Vogon Poet said...

I like the elegant shape and the idea of the brick screen. A very nice church!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The shape of the roof would be great in an area that gets heavy snow, I think. Ehe white stuff would slide right off.

Hilda said...

Yup, mid-century modern alright! Looks better than many I've seen though. And I'm still iffy whether I like them or not.

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scenes - I think that's the point of this! But, which way is heaven, seeings as how there's no "up." It's very confusing.

Jacob said...

@ Lee - Heh, heh. At first I thought you said it would be a good perch for the "rapture." :-))

Jarart said...

That is an interesting roof line. I'll bet there are some skateboarders that look at it with yearning. Pretty picture!

nopham said...

Very unique! Interesting design. Happy Halloween from the UP. Rain or snow, we will have about 52 goblins...and more.

nopham said...

The wall....Is it copper or bricks?

Sean said...

I think the photo is good but that era... hhmmmppphhh another story. The architecture was full of harsh lines and jagged edges. I was like they were trying to make a statement for the sake of it... what happened to blending in with the environment?

Jacob said...

@ Sean - I lived during those times, and remember the architectural thinking utilized the theology of western churches - that the church was a ship carrying the faithful to heaven (or something like that; thus the naval connections and attributes: Churches were often constructed as marine vessels, albeit sometimes upside down and that's why the people's area is called a nave!

This is a perfect example of that kind of architecture.

Jacob said...

@ Nopham - It is a brick material ...

cieldequimper said...

Hi Jacob. There's a blogger outage all over Europe, I'm not sure I'll make it to all your blogs today either.
Thank you, I did sleep well!
I really, really like this architecture. As modern churches go, it's lovely!

jusdealem said...

Interesting lines for sure, but I agree with the comment about tearing it down and starting over. However, I do love your composition!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Not to worry...I've got too many blogs and I don't expect people to visit them all...

Glad you slept well...hope you are having a great day.

We're soon gonna have a bunch of little goblins begging for candy! I could do what Letterman did last night - give 'em dryer lint! :-)

JM said...

Very eye-catching! It somehow makes me think of the houses in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Paula said...

That's a sweeping view of a church and I'll bet it was built in the 70's, maybe 80's.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful and lovely shot !! Simply awesome !!

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

trop moderne pour moi mais il en faut pour tous les gouts,j ai mise un traducteur sur tout mes blogs au faite ;O)

too modern for me but it must suit all tastes, I've put a translator on all my blogs made; O)

Jacob said...

@ Nefertiti - Merci beaucoup re: translators!

brattcat said...

Very nice lines.

BeachILike said...

Nice one, how the cross is in same angle of the roof.


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jeanie mitchell said...

My father was on the building committee when this church was built, early 1960s. The shape
is meant to symbolize praying hands. Inside, the curved ceiling as well as the benches are all beautiful, warm wood.
I realize the outside might look
"dated" - though styles come and go, as you all probably know. Maybe someone can post a picture of the inside. It inspires a feeling of reverence, peace and awe.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson