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The Thorncrown Chapel, an Idyllic Glass Chapel in Rural Arkansas is Under Threat

May 7, 2013

Christopher Jobson

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is considered one of the crowning examples of organic architecture, a philosophy credited to Frank Lloyd Wright that promotes a harmony between the natural world and human habitation. The non-denominational chapel was designed in 1980 by an apprentice of Wright’s, architect E. Fay Jones, who employed the use of steel and glass to create a weightless, almost translucent structure that…

 

 



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A Mass of Tangled Red Yarn Unravels from a Loom to Overtake a Brazilian Chapel

October 20, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…as named after Odysseus’s wife in Homer’s Odyssey, a character who kept herself away from suitors while he was at war by weaving a burial shroud by day, and secretly taking pieces of it apart at night. Inside the chapel the work continued with a 45-foot-long carpet leading to a loom into which it was stuck. Immaculate on one side of the loom and in pieces on the other, strings of the dismantled rug traveled outside of the chapel

 

 



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This Solemn Forest Chapel in Japan Imitates Two Hands Clasped in Prayer

September 28, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…port their intentions,” explained Nakamura to Yellowtrace. The building was also built in a way to promote growth around its exterior, with walls tilted inward to leave room for the forest to grow around its shape. The chapel’s floor and patterns of its slate also lean toward the forest, subtly asking visitors to concentrate their mind on the surrounding elements of nature. The chapel was named as a winner in the religious buildings…

 

 



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A Village Encapsulated Inside a 5-Story Robot’s Head and Other Recent Murals by ‘Phlegm’

August 2, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

…ight near the structure’s third floor into a beating heart for his large-scale visitor. You can see more of the muralist’s black and white illustrative pieces from the last year in Manchester, Florida, Oslo, and Toronto, as well as a time-lapse video of his Melbourne-based robot mural, below. Time lapse. Chapel street, Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺 @chapelprecinct @provocareonchapel #chapelstreet #phlegm #melbournestreetart…

 

 



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A Virtual Reality Sky Projected Above a Parisian Church by Artist Miguel Chevalier

October 11, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Projected onto the ceiling of Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Voûtes Célestes is a work by Miguel Chevalier that turned the ancient chapel into the backdrop for a constantly morphing sky chart produced in real time. Cycling through 35 different colored networks, the ceiling glowed with each successive pattern, highlighting the grand architecture that laid below the swirling universes above. The work, accompanied by musical improvisations…

 

 



History Photography

Lost Castle: The Crumbling Ruins of the Castle of Mesen

October 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…on to an industrial site. Throughout the 1800s the complex was used as a gin distillery, a tobacco factory, and a sugar refinery. In 1897 the castle was then sold to a religious order who constructed an impressive neo-gothic chapel and turned the entire facility into a boarding school. Although it was still in use up until the 1960s, a tragic storm of abandonment, looting, and a failed attempt to designate the castle as a monument lead to a…

 

 



Photography

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest

November 29, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Geographic Photo Contest. I took this picture while I was in an aerial cableway going down from the Mt Pilatus in Central Switzerland. It was the end of a nice day spent hiking, including a stop by the beautiful little white chapel on Klimsenhorn on the way to the top. One of the most spectacular photography contests is the National Geographic Photography Contest which is currently accepting submissions from all over the world. If you have a…

 

 

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