Weekly Photo Challenge: Round
The whole building is designed on a ’round’ theme – built in the 1970s – must have seemed like a good idea at the time…
I am not a fan of the building. In my lifetime the roof has had to be replaced twice. I would expect traditional buildings with precarious spires to have a “church roof fund” after a few centuries- but we have had such a fund twice already!
The church is built on the edge of a high cliff – overhanging at one side (it is meant to…go figure…) and it is incredibly windy, hence the problems with the roof.
The style of the 70s always bothered me. Even during the 70s I had an uneasy feeling that flared trousers were heinous – and I was right! Likewise, the circle thing doesn’t really work for me as far as church architecture goes. Watching the royal wedding showed the cross shape of Westminster Abbey really clearly with the camera panning down from the heights. I like it when theme, form and function work together.
The year I was getting married, our church was having its roof trouble, so I got married in the 1960s style church down the road. More traditional in shape but with some very 1960s stars painted on the ceiling. I think. It had a good aisle. So do we. Luckily it is straight rather than circular – the bride would never make it to the front!