When it comes to Architecture, churches and cathedrals hold a special place. When they were built, besides being the “moral” epicenters of the community, they were design and construction marvels. Think about some of the “concrete fundamentals” that make up the physical parts of the church; flying buttresses, marble flooring, granite corner stones, oak benches (where wood was plentiful in the U.S. anyway). Then there are the aspects that were added to inspire reflection; stain glass windows, original art sculptures, and full fledge frescos to cover the ceiling. In an odd twist, gargoyles were added. The fundamental purpose was to shed water away from the buildings. The religious aspect was to remind the uneducated that there is evil in the world, and that evil is kept out of the church. Wow, mixing good with evil; why not throw in a little bit of Darth Vader? ”PLEASE ZULU, some thought your comments on mixing churches with cell towers was sacrilegious enough!”
Well, here’s the thing; my article on cell towers, and adding Darth Vader to the church are true!
Hello Wikipedia…… Darth Vader Grotesque is a limestone grotesque by Jay Hall Carpenter. It is located at the Washington National Cathedral, Northwest, Washington, D.C. In the 1980s, during the construction of the northwest tower, Christopher Rader won third-place in the National Geographic World Magazine contest, with his drawing of Darth Vader. The stone carver was Patrick J. Plunkett.
May the truth be with you!!
How fun! I would never have known.
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