The Church Below The Mountain

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‘The Church Below The Mountain’

Biomimicry – where animals mimic their surrounds, and man made objects copy nature.

In this shot of an Anglican church in a small New Zealand town, the church’s roof and steeple mirror the apex of the mountain and the trees jutting from it.

Sometimes imitation isn’t just flattery; it can be aspirational.

Aren’t we all reaching upwards for a touch of heaven?

The church is handsome, but as in the story of Moses, it’s always the mountain that challenges and inspires.

Cross The Sky

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Deconscecrated Church, Glenfield NZ.

The simplicity of the circled cross, a stark symbol against the deep blue sky.

The symmetry of the angled white timber work under the eaves.

Two gleaming halves, mirror images.

They drew me in, these minor miracles, when I visited the building yesterday.

The former church has lost its sacred status to fulfill other uses today, but its uncomplicated appearance still has a striking purity about it…

Sun Catches The Heavenly Place

Eighth and final post in this series of religious and spiritual places.

Late afternoon light illumines this old inner city church.

Factoid: Terrific Gothic Revival stylings ,replete with gargoyle faces.Do love me a bit of  good gothic! Took this one while hanging around before a rock gig round the corner(New Zealand’s own The Chills in fact).In a way music concerts are like church services,the band and the preacher just the same,whipping up fervour amongst the believers,getting their message across any way they can…..

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Methodist Church, Pitt Street, Auckland NZ

Church Bell

This is the first of a series of posts where I have photographed places of religion and spiritual belief buildings .Not that I regard myself as religious, but we are all spiritual. The use of symbols and styles of architecture always intrigue and interest me.

Factoid:Tucked away behind the simple wooden church is a little hall where I sometimes meet with others of like mind. Curiously, it has nothing whatsoever to do with religion but there is a spiritual bond there for sure.

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Anglican Church,Campbells Bay, Auckland NZ