I think Week 50 was the worst photographically for me this year…. I have one photograph. According to Dwayne Hackett even if I took a hundred shots of the same subject that day and I used one, it’s still only one photograph, I didn’t take a hundred photographs, just a hundred attempts 🙂 I took three photographs of the same subject that week. Three!
If I thought things couldn’t be worse, I had forgotten to reset the settings on the camera… so they were taken in bright sunlight at ISO 1600.
Reminder to self (for the thousandth time) always reset your camera immediately after a shoot (or whatever session) or else you have to live with whatever the camera hands you next time!
This building is right behind DeSinCo Trading (Sheriff Street), in the little side street, I think its Craig Street, I had never noticed it before, I was waiting in the vehicle while my better half was in DeSinCo, I just couldn’t help myself after staring at it for several minutes, just got out of the vehicle and snapped three shots just to satisfy the little voice in my head that said “go take the photo, go take the photo!”
Its a sad sight to see places of worship that become abandoned, usually because of a lack of attendance over the years, I don’t know the story behind this one, but I was reminded while writing this post of my most recent experience in church, I was saddened at the poor attendance to Christ mas Eve’s Midnight Mass. I remember when I was younger (much younger) the Midnight Mass at the Cathedral was always packed, maybe some of the pews in the wings would be empty, but the centre of the church would be filled. Have we lost the faith that we once had or has the commercialisation of Christmas finally overtaken the true meaning for the Season?
Click on the image to see it better in the Gallery.
UPDATE: I was told by Dave that the property is now owned by DeSinCo, Frank (owner of DeSinCo) built a new church for the parishioners on Middleton Street (a short distance away), so this one was not closed for a lack of attendance but for a more practical and financial reason. 🙂
5 thoughts on “2011 Deck – Week 50”
I see the gate, the church and the beautiful clouds and coconut trees in the back ground
First I was looking mostly at the back ground, then I moved to the church. I agree, sad story. Do you have a photo showing more of the church. That would be nice to look at. Just to have an idea of the size of the church
Best wishes for 2012
Thanks Cecil, the church is not a large building, and this was the only angle I took, maybe I will revisit it 🙂
Seems to be a regular story these days, I am sure I’ve heard it a couple of times recently; a commercial interest buying a nearby church to allow for expansion. Except for the historians and photographers, it seems to work out well for everyone 🙂
Here in Maryland where I live most churches do not have a midnight mass. We are lucky that our priest is an old timeer and still does it snow, rain, sleet as long as the roads are passable. We still do not have that many people in church. They all miss a very beautiful mass and a beautifuly decorated church. No evening or morning mass gives you that special feeling that you are celebrating the birth of Jesus. I think that this year, for you guys the Elections, may have had something to do with it. Then again it may be that Georgetown does not have that many Catholics who Practice their faith any more. These days society is all about Party, Drinking, ect
We may never know the real reasons… I think that the older generation held more to their faith than the younger generation 🙂 In either case, its sad to see places of worship destroyed, but life goes on.