This weeks Friday My Town Shoot-out is Places of Worship, chosen by Rebecca. Why not visit her blog to see her photos.
Liverpool in the UK is remarkable for having two wonderful, but very different, cathedrals. They lie at the opposites end of the appropriately named Hope Street and the city is noted for having had it’s senior clergy working together in an ecumenical manner. I shall blog in more detail on them another time.
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral – the houses in the foreground have long since been demolished as part of Liverpool’s slum clearance.
Liverpool Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Anne Hathaway’s cottage – a place of pilgrimage for those who worship Shakespeare.
It’s easy to worship a deity when you look over the countryside from Earl’s Hill in Shropshire.
My children's great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather worshipped in this Cotswold church!
The Roman defenders of Hadrian’s Wall worshipped Gods like Jupiter, Mars, and Quirinus.
The only medieval English cathedral with three spires (Lincoln).
Some people, of course, simply worship money!
You can worship Ra, the Egyptian God of the Sun, if the weather is right.
And a rainbow can appear anywhere:- "I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth... .. the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh." Gen 9:13,15
Some places of worship are fairly remote - St Michael's in Cornwall requires one to be pretty devout to get to it..
A somewhat older place of worship – Stonehenge. (You can tell this photo was taken in the 60s – not only by the mini skirt but by the fact that we could walk among the stones. Nowadays close access is denied which I think is an awful shame. Are they afraid someone will pinch them?)
Me, I worship the trees... (Ainsdale Nature Reserve, Merseyside)
and the mountains – (Cader Idris, North Wales.)
I hope you'll forgive me rambling all around England today. If you would like to see other members' shoot-outs please go to the home blog and visit the members in the sidebar.
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