Friday, November 16, 2012

Pulpit... With No Access


17th century church at Carcavelos
What were they thinking when they restored the building? :-)

23 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Their minds were obviously blank or they thought no one wanted to confess! Take care Diane

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Looking again your right, it is a pulpit not a confessional. There minds were still blank. Diane

Lowell said...

That's the best kind of pulpit. It's very hard for someone to get up there and sermonize, and if perchance he or she does get up there, it's very hard to get down without breaking something. Perhaps this idea could be forwarded to the U.S.

Kate said...

Very strange. Perhaps it is symbolic of something else? At least this way there's no homily to bore, inspire or enrage anyone.

Sharon said...

I love Lowell's response. I'm all for the import.
I was going to say that only the truly "divine" can preach from there.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, Lowell and I are in complete agreement -- as usual! Have to check out getting those in the US! The tile work is gorgeous as always and a wonderful capture as always, JM! Have a lovely weekend!

RedPat said...

A ladder? I like Lowell's idea too.

Halcyon said...

I would say they were not thinking at all! :)
Love those tiles though.

Gina Duarte said...

I have no idea...

cieldequimper said...

Didn't they supply the ladder? :-)

VP said...

Funny, any ladder around?

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The first step is a little tricky, otherwise ...

The tilework is amazing!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Hmmmmmmm? But I agree - love the tiles

Randy said...

I was thinking the same thing that Kate said. Nice tile work.

Jack said...

This is a good way to keep the sermons short.

Kay said...

Perhaps they thought no one would notice. . . .but a pulpit to the side of the pews? That seems an odd location, too. All in all, an oddity!

ladyfi said...

Beautiful mosaic tiles! I guess they were thinking that the pulpit doesn't need to be used?

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is so funny. Makes me smile.

Babzy said...

ahahah , well spotted ;)

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Olá José!
Está uma prendinha para ti no meu blog! Aqui!

Um beijo e feliz fim de semana****

ps: passarei mais tarde com mais tempo para admirar teu trabalho e comentar;o)

Dina said...

Tres bizarre.

Reminds me of our present war. Neither side knows how to "get down from their tree."

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fun post JM , enjoyed reading comments for this one haha !

tapirgal said...

Decorative? Conserving it like in a museum? It works for that.