“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
In a previous post in this blog I mistook a Greek Orthodox Bishop for being an Armenian Priest. I don’t want to do the same mistake again, so this is just a photo of a priest, a bishop or whatever. He’s probably Greek… I’m not sure, but I can say for sure that he was in Jerusalem at the time that this photo was taken.
It’s a long time ago since I’ve visited Jerusalem, so you can consider this street portrait as an entry for «Paula’s Thursday’s Special: ‘traces of the past’».
In the beginning of January I had a guest post in Paula’s blog on B&W architecture photography. Head over to Paula to read the full post (links to the original post and the follow-up post is in the end of this post).
The idea of my guest post was similar to my “Changing Seasons Challenge”, but it was all about B&W Architecture. Shooting the same place, to see if you could come up with something new: new angles, lines, curves, etc. It can be a good practice to try to reproduce shots – you’ll probably notice that it’s difficult to get the same shot twice, even if you try.
Anyway. Here’s my gallery and please check out Paula’s post for the full article and check out the other entries.
The Rose Church in Stordal
The Rose Church is an octagonal wooden church dating from 1789 C.E. It is famous for its wall paintings which cover the whole church’s interior. The paintings depict scenes from the Bible and stylized floral decoration in typical Norwegian style.
My headline can be a bit misleading, as he is technically not a God – only a deity, but here you have him: the most popular depiction of religious superheroes among the interior decorators of the world! It’s none other than Buddha himself!
Buddha: Technically not a God, but as close as one can get to ever being one (according to some people).