I say this as a man who is legally irreligious: I like churches to the point that I’d almost call it love. These buildings are places where a community assembles to feel a part of something greater and more lasting than themselves. And – setting aside all of the iconography of whatever religion it is – architects in general do a marvelous job with these buildings. They inspire serenity, enjoin silence and encourage worshipful contemplation.

I appreciate it and sometimes feel a little awed whenever six thousand years worth of experience, as a species, in designing and temples is distilled and forcibly injected into my eyeballs.

That said, the big church right by the I.T. here looks like it was knocked out by a Minecraft player with more creative flair than design sense. This fucker is an eyesore; it’s an oblong box with a big window on one end. The window is elevated slightly so as to survive the inevitable Creeper onslaught.


in college

Mark Grealish

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Galway, Ireland.




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