May the force be with you :P
High tech but highly tacky.
Where is this? Vegas?
It's like the Divine Mercy! Only shitty.
Reminds me so much of the red neon ring of fire that was behind the crucifix in the church where I got married. Thank God they didn't turn it on for my wedding Mass. I'm pretty sure neon lights have no hope of fitting into the church scene.
"It's like the Divine Mercy! Only shitty."WIN!
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilicaalso has Neon around their statues!http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Vietnam/South_East/Ho_Chi_Minh/photo1122969.htm
Well... given all the turn of the century German churches in the US that installed electric lightbulbs all over the high altar and the statue niches, or even designed them to show off the beauty of contemporary high tech... Vietnamese neon isn't that unexpected.Neon is beautiful; it's just the overwhelming association with advertising that makes it tacky.Don't be surprised if we see a lot of LED murals, as we grow more comfortable with the technology. And for certain things, they might be nice. Making ceilings that imitate the position of the stars on the night the church was dedicated, for example, could be done very realistically with LEDs. Or you could paint on glass, and light it behind with LEDs. You could even simulate different times of day.But as always, taste is needed.
Where is this?
My eyes, my eyes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Sacred_Heart,_Singaporehttp://flickr.com/photos/ryan_roxx/3148721303/It is a Catholic church mainly built for the Cantonese Chinese, sandwiched between a Hindu temple, a Chinese (Teochew) building, some apartments and a synagogue.http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_1707/travel_site_22282/
You see lots of electric haloes in mediterrean churches.One of the funniest things I can ever remember seeing I did not find the least bit funny at the time, but, rather, shocking. I was a young sailor, on my first liberty in Naples. I stepped into a church to find a macabre 'Andrew Sisters' grouping of stautes at a side altar (all one piece of sculpture): Agatha, Lucy, and Apollonia, each one holding a platter. And yes, electric haloes!
Pennycake, thanks for the info. Actually, I kind of like it.
Paint Jesus black and all I can think of is 'UNLIMITED....POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
Join me and we can rule the galaxy as Father and Son . . . Oh wait, we already do.
@Jackie et cum spiritu tuo!Hm! - StreetDirectory.com calls it "Most beautiful Church in Singapore"http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/singapore/historical_sites/183/roman_catholic_church_of_the_sacred_heart___most_beautiful_church_in_singapore.phpBut they didn't mention the neon lights.Here's what it used to look like inside (page bottom): http://www.catholicnews.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3907%3Asilver-jubilee-of-the-church-of-the-sacred-heart&catid=220%3Achurch-of-the-sacred-heart&Itemid=129
When I saw this, I thought, "Why did they dress Jesus up like Our Lady of Grace?"Oh, and Jackie:And also with your spirit. ;)
Kat - I also kind of like it - it's the kid in me - I like multi-colored Christmas lights too. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood and their feast day festivals always had Neopolitan lights. I've seen some country churches in Wisconsin with neon haloes as well - there's something comforting about them at night. Again - it's the little kid in me I think.
I'll be honest. I kinda like neon halos.
Terry, quite right. I love colored lights. While my neighbors insist I am tacky, I call it culturally and religiously "festive".I even light electric votive lights in different colors for my home altar! How gauche! What will the Trads say!
If I put this in my front window, will I win the neighborhood tacky Catholic yard contest?
if you put this in your window I would still it and mount it to my roof.
I LIKE it!
Wow...I used to refer to the picture of the Divine Mercy as "Laser Jesus", but this is much more worthy of the title! :)
Cripe! I thought it was photoshopped before Vincenzo got to it.
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