Over the years the newspapers have reported this nativity becoming a frequent target of merry pranksters who would mischievously replace the baby in the manger with a whole host of other objects that many would deem not in keeping with the sanctity of the season. Recently I stopped by to photograph this scene and there was no manger or baby of any denomination present. Perhaps over the years the religious staff have grown tired of finding liquor bottles and beer […]
For this Sunday’s Church Survey we look at what appears to be a church set amidst a wooded setting but all is not as it appears. Only from this one spot can this peaceful scene be realized. In actuality, the church sits amidst a sea of grass and asphalt and closely faces the back of another building, which the trees are most likely an attempt to hide.
This Sunday Church Survey is a detail of a sort of modern Gothic-revival inspired construction that looks like they mixed a bit of spaceship design in there as well. The fact it is sitting amidst the palm trees makes it look all the more incongruous. A possible set piece for a science fiction movie?
Well, I remembered that it is Sunday and that I promised to occasionally post a photo of a Florida church, but not necessarily its denomination, on Sundays to highlight the vast differences in architecture in use from one faith to the next. This particular church sits in a large, grassy field that doubles as its parking lot. A common feature of many smaller Florida churches. Its distance from the road and the empty field make the church look small, almost […]
Church | Indian River County | Florida Here starts the occasional Sunday survey detailing the tremendous diversity of church architecture in Florida. There are two churches one building away in different directions from where I sit now writing this, and a third church a street over that covers an entire city block with its large church building, classrooms, etc., and parking lot. To drive around town is to be within sight of a church almost constantly. Happily, commonality of appearance […]