2011 Deck – Week 29

Several weeks ago my Deck photo was an exterior photograph of the Saint Barnabas Anglican Church.  That church is now in the process of being demolished, but luckily, I got to take some photographs of the interior just before that.  I happened to be on the outside of the church doing some more exterior shots with the wide-angle lens when I was approached by another local photographer, Amanda Richards, recent winner of the local chapter of the PAHO Safe Motherhood Photography Contest, she was awaiting the priest to open the church for the Deconsecration Ceremony.  So fate stepped in, and I got to go inside the church to photograph parts of it before all the items were removed.

This photograph was pure luck!  I was facing the altar taking a photograph, when I saw the area lighten around me, on turning around, a man was opening the doors at the back and just at that moment Ms Marjorie Kirkpatrick walked across the aisle.  And there it was, one of my favourite photos of the set.

I called the photograph “Final Entrance Opening”, referring to the doors themselves and to the final service to be held there.

I will do a later blog-post on the rest of photos from that set.  🙂  I promise.

Final Entrance Opening

2011 Deck – Week 24

Earlier this week I saw a Facebook Note from a local Journalist, Neil Marks,  about the St Barnabas Church being sold, I always find it sad when any place of worship is sold, even more so when there is historic significance to the site (as is the case with most of them as they usually go back several generations).

Nikhil and I took a walk there hoping to find it open, we really wanted to get inside.  As it was closed, we settled for taking a few more photos of the exterior from outside the fence.  I went to the website of the National Trust of Guyana looking for more information on the site and found that there was pitiful little there.

St Barnabas Anglican Church, 2011