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Little local parish church spotted on a walk.

Little local parish church spotted on a walk.
I hadn't noticed it before. It has a pleasing and colourful frontage.
There was a sign on the door saying 'No more than 64 worshippers'. As this was the first Sunday when the churches were allowed to open, I had a peek inside. Let's just say that, while there was a full service going on, 64 was wildly optimistic (I counted 3 worshippers)!
But at least they were widely spread around the church, wearing masks, and not all bunched together!
Well done them!!

Sylvain Wiart, Jenny McIntyre, Sarah O', Roger Dodger and 24 other people have particularly liked this photo


41 comments - The latest ones
 Boro
Boro club
Joli cadrage !!!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Boro club
Thank you, Boro!
2 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
I like it's plain but distinctive exterior. Fits in well to it's surroundings.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Indeed, Jean. I hadn't found much to excite the trigger finger on my walk until I turned round, to read something on my phone screen and looked up and thought ... Hmmm, maybe ...
2 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Striking tilt. It makes the photo dynamic without being off-putting. Which results in a striking view altogether.
2 months ago.
John FitzGerald club has added
And that cross is in just the right place.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to John FitzGerald club
I did adjust the tilt a little bit but not by much. It's amazing what a difference a very minor adjustment can make. Well spotted John!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has added
And also, John don't you feel that the higher level cable seems to just about hold it all together. You can feel the tension in the effort!
(Well I could!)
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A church with a nice frontage like this deserves more than 3 worshipers but a terrific capture never the less Andy
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Many thanks, Roger!
2 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Con ese destacado cartel “ENCUENTRO” no me parece una parroquia al uso.
La foto está tan bien que se ve el pavimento perfectamente mal, lo que no habla muy bien del Ayuntamiento. Curioso, con badén de entrada, como si hubiera sido un garaje.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
I'm sure you're right, José Manuel. This did not start out as a church, that's for sure. And this is a poor section of town, with a high number of people from The Dominican Republic in particular living here (among others). Maybe this is a Christian sect from Central America. When I popped inside, the service seemed standard for the Catholic faith and I could only see the backs of the worshippers heads as the light was low.
A lot of of my comments are pure supposition, as I'm sure you can tell, but nevertheless based on observation and a general understanding of some of the ways of the world!
2 months ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful capture! Stay well!

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2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thank you, William!
2 months ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
What a lovely church front; well captured, Andy. :-)
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Valfal club
I thought so, Valerie! Thank you!
2 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
José Manuel,
William,
Many thanks tio you both!
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Admirablement rendue.... Bonne semaine.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Thank you, Malik!
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Remarkable church building; well seen and captured Andy.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Many thanks, Jaap!
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Good street scene Andy. I like the simple style of this church. Quite unusual for Spain I would think? Have a good new week.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Many thanks. Pleased you like it!
Maybe unusual in your 1970 visit, Rosa, but fairly common now.
I think we held a similar discussion on Pano, when you were surprised when I mentioned that it had been found that Spain was the least devout country in Europe, judging by the proportion of the population who were churchgoers.
2 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Andy Rodker club
I have visited many times since 1970 Andy, but you never really find out about a country when it's just a holiday do you.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Nope! That's true, Rosa!
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A nice street-view, Andy !
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ulrich John club
Thank you, Ulrich!
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A lovely colourful photo Andy..............and a great find. I love the contemporary look of the church frontage and it fits in well with it's surroundings (which leads me to think it wasn't always a church)!

I especially like those magnificent stained glass panels next to the entrance which I assume are part of the church. I'm a bit surprised no one has mentioned them yet!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
Me too, thank you! They make the shot and Volker took your lead, Keith!
I think you may be right. Maybe the old parish church fell down (it happens) and they needed somewhere cheap and cheerful as a stopgap and of course, it stayed.
2 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
and lonely streets¡¡¡
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Mario Vargas club
Many thanks, Mario!
2 months ago.
 volker_hmbg
volker_hmbg club
Very colorful the facade of glass!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to volker_hmbg club
It is indeed! Thank you, Volker!
2 months ago.
 beverley
beverley club
fine colours and reflections indeed . . . and here . . only just opening for worshippers !
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to beverley club
I follow news from blighty, Bev as I download The Times. Much cheaper at 6€ a month, rather than the 5€ a day for the hard copy!
2 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
An interesting church and yes, 3 churchgoers should minimise virus worries. A good street image.
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to tiabunna club
I wouldn't have gone in, even if they'd given me 10,000€, if there had been a full congregation, George!
2 months ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
Where is everyone, Andy! interesting to read your replies above, a nice shot Andy,
best wishes, Sarah
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Sarah O' club
Indeed, Sarah!
Maybe the fear of going out, of crowds, of ... everything!
Or maybe this is back at the usual numbers because, as I mentioned, Spain is just about one of the most secular countries in the world. I think this is because the official church is STILL associated with the repressive tyranny of the Franco era. This is polemic even today. I have to be very careful as I have some students who feel Franco saved Spain from communism ... and here they are right. A difficult period of history to be sure!
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I think a lot of people are scared of risking it by going out where there are crowds. I know I am. I think I'd rather wait and see what happens in a month or so. I love the colourful little street here, Andy
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Me too, Jenny.
Yes, I go for long walks but avoid crowds, I won't have a beer or coffee at a terrace cafe, and certainly not a meal in a restaurant and my heart bleeds for these establishments.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.

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