Monday, February 10, 2014

Photo Friday {Denver Photographer}

I could call this post "frivolous Friday" because that is what it looks like externally.  I am trying one day each week to get out and photograph the world around me - just for me, for no reason.  It is an act of "wasting time" and frivolity to anyone who doesn't understand, but to those who believe there is beauty all around us and we need only to stop and look, well then, you know it is not frivolous at all.  It is an act of filling the soul.

Our church is moving into a second building in the Denver area.  The building will be new to us, but old to the community.  It began life in 1899 as a Jewish Temple, served the area as an event center and later was used to house a church.  This past Friday, I went down to spend some time in the building.  As the light and shadows danced brilliantly with one another, it made me wish the walls of this old structure could tell me all their eyes have seen.

Outside....


Inside...


It is funny to think how enthralled I am with these chairs.  Maybe it is the red?  Maybe I am intrigued with how many people have sat in them throughout the years.  Maybe I love the wood work, the seat numbers, the rivets that bolt them to the floor.  I don't know.  I just find them beautiful.






Being in the building reminded me a bit of being in a mosque in Turkey.  The combination of the painted plaster frescoes and the stained glass windows felt a little like the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.



Headed upstairs....


Oh how I wish I could hear this pipe organ be played!  Those pipes have the capacity for full, deep, rich music.




Remember that I just photograph whatever seems of interest and beauty to me.  Below are the two sides of the same door....sometimes perspective is all about which side of the door you enter from!




A view out a back alley window....looking out on another church in the area.


And there are already neighbors who call this place home.



May this building continue to be a beacon of light to the community around it!  May many more stories be told in its interior!  And may be all engage in something "frivolous" that fills our soul!!


1 comment:

Shannon said...

These are great! I'm glad you captured the beauty of the seats even if you don't get to bring any home!