Sunday, 24 June 2007

Spot the difference

Three of these pictures are of modern Catholic churches. The other three are of coal mines. Can you tell which ones are which?








5 comments:

Ashley said...

What's the answer?

newhousenewjob said...

I know, hard to tell, isn't it? The first one is Wistow Mine. The third is North Selby Mine. The fifth is Riccall Mine. (All in North Yorkshire, and all sadly now closed down.) The others are random pictures of Catholic churches that I got off Google Images.

Whenever members of my family are visiting somewhere new in the UK and looking for a Catholic church, we don't look for something that looks like a church, but something that looks like a coal mine. Using this method, we almost always correctly identify the town's Catholic church.

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

I used to attend a church that looked like a coal mine from the *inside*. The altar, ambo, and crucifix were all carefully designed to look like stalagmitish extrusions from the floors and wall; the corpus on the crucifix appears to be in the process of being absorbed into the stone.
Behold:
http://picasaweb.google.com/calnewman/CumminsLecture02

newhousenewjob said...

Wow! That is truly awful!

Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Well, I did manage to pick out the churches and thus the coal mines by process of elimination.

OHS, that is a truly dark, dreary, ugly, and unattractive church. I find it hard to imagine how the structure can but make one feel cut off from the glory of God's creation.