Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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Well Praxiteles you have certainly been busy snapping away around the country!
But your examples (Charleville, #433-#437, and Kilmallock, #438 & #439) are very interesting. Travelling around Ireland one often happens upon the most unexpectedly beautiful Churches in all sorts of obscure places. Unfortunately, many of them are victims either of vulgar vandalism or neglect. Sometimes, alas, both!
The love of shambolic clutter is typified by some of the shots from both churches â€“ odd plants, benches, dusty brass fittings, abandoned prie-dieu, chairs etc, etc. This is a sure sign of neglect and very often the absence of an aesthetic sense. Which is fine, not everyone has that sense â€“ but if you donâ€™t have it, should you be on diocesan and national liturgical bodies? Whoever was responsible for that idiotic floor in Charleville (it looks like a themed Oirish pub) should be sent to the back of the classroom and told to face the wall. What was he thinking?! 😮 😮
Enough damage has been done so far by ill-conceived, busy-body interference with what our wiser elder brothers and sisters in the faith have bequeathed to us. Our appreciation for this heritage might try to extend itself beyond the nearest jack-hammer! 🙁