Churches…everywhere, churches–

IMG_0002 IMG_0007 IMG_0006At twilight leading into night we see the glow of deep blue skies as the sun disappears below the horizon. . .a horizon that we can’t see because we are surrounded by churches and government buildings and palaces and monuments and columns and masses of brick and marble everywhere we look, but it is the churches that cause the most jaw-dropping reactions.  They rise up and pop up seemingly around every corner. . .I think that I have read somewhere that there are more churches in Rome than any other European city–though I can’t find the source for this at the moment. . .but it certainly feels like there are more churches here than anywhere else in Europe–so we will just go with that.  Look up, look up at the sky, and you don’t see stars here, you see imposing facades that dare you to ‘not believe’. . .that dare you ‘to go it alone’. . .that dare you to ‘break away from the flock’. . .knowing that most of you can’t do it. . .won’t do it. . .cuz it just doesn’t feel safe.  Fascinating to feel all of this around us, and yet say, “the heck with it, we’re doin’ our own thing anyway.”  Thanks, but no thanks. . .still amazing to visit no matter what your belief system is.

I send you wildly imposing vibes from Rome, Italy. . .feel them. . .you resist them at your own peril, little kiddies.

To see more wonderful images from around planet Earth simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .dive on in. . .so much to see and soooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.

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