Monday, 15 November 2010

THE NEW RELIGION.

THE NEW RELIGION
I have often heard it said that commercialism is the new religion. Tesco the supermarket chain has just opened  a new store at Westbourne Bournemouth in this old Methodist church. It is a beautiful building and no changes have been made to the exterior.The interior has been completely ripped out apart from the pillars and now it contains aisles of food instead of aisles between pews. It all seems a little bizarre.  

6 comments:

Colin Griffiths said...

Or maybe it's a little "bazare"! It's certainly surreal, is it open on Sundays? One wonders how many people are turning in their graves, not that I'm religious in any way, but I would always respect another's belief systems. Yes, the building is only bricks and mortar, but I guess commerce is all that matters in this case. Perhaps you should go and re-enact this:

http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/8278-christ-chasing-the-moneylenders-fro-giovanni-benedetto-castiglione.html

ρομπερτ said...

A great entry of yours ! Great measurement of time and life. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Wind said...

Strange place!
I like also the atmosphere you created ..in that photo!
Best regards!

Victor Mihiş said...

quite interesting,... not to say weard... but this is it, let it be...

The Solitary Walker said...

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INTERIOR of SOUL said...

Beautiful and scary ... beautiful picture, scary thought.

:o) Dorota