Get pushed - take a picture that shows our love for God....

Full challenge - "I would like you show how we (as a society) presently or in the past have show our love for God through the churches we build, or stain glass we create, or any artwork we have done. I would prefer this to be a single stand alone photo without any quotes. Let the picture speak for itself."

I live in a very multi-cultural part of London and in my area there are many churches, synagogues, mosques and temples. The majority of them are rather basic in look and built to serve their purpose as simple places of worship. Of the 3 churches that I attend, 2 of them do not even have any stained glassed windows to speak of. The religious pictures and statues inside are also fairly ordinary compared to some of the beautiful statues and art work displays I have seen in the bigger churches and Cathedrals in England & the UK. In my area too, churches are only open for services and locked all the rest of the time - sadly they are big targets for thieves.

In thinking about this challenge, my thoughts turned to this Hindu temple in Neasden. This temple or Mandir was built by 3000 ordinary people, men and women, all volunteers, of all different ages that came together for the love of God and belief in their faith to create this beautiful place of worship.

Here is a link if you want to know more about it and to see more pictures - http://londonmandir.baps.org/the-mandir/



Beautiful ornate and capture Fav!
posted May 18th, 2016  
Here we are Wendy - @farmreporter my response, maybe not quite what you were thinking of but I think it fits the challenge you set me perfectly.
posted May 18th, 2016  
Thanks Jo, @ziggy77
posted May 18th, 2016  
We have a very similar temple in Leicester. I wonder of both temples are used by the same religious community? Fav.
posted May 18th, 2016  
I would say most probably - do you have a picture in your project? @shepherdman
posted May 18th, 2016  
Oh, I would say it captures the challenge perfectly - especially reading on how over 3000 volunteers contributed to its’ construction and how it was designed to be a humble tribute to the inexpressible beauty, majesty and glory of the Divine.
FAV!
posted May 19th, 2016  
Wow! That is so grand! Awesome details!
posted May 19th, 2016  
A very elaborate building. I would never of guessed it was in London. Lovely photo.
posted May 19th, 2016  

This temple is beautiful , what work , I love the church and I often think like you the pride of these ordinnaires people who built these buildings. FAV
posted May 20th, 2016  
I agree you met your challenge very well.
posted May 20th, 2016  
So behind with all my thank yous, so here we go thank you thank you thank you thank you for all so much for all your kind words and comments and for the favs. It's so lovely to read them @farmreporter @altadc @365projectorgjenfurj @morgane @joysabin
posted May 20th, 2016  
Beautiful picture - I didn't think it would be in within the M25... And I love how you met this challenge!
posted May 20th, 2016  
Thank you so much Ingrid, @ingrid01 you would never believe that it was actually pouring down with rain as I took this picture and I was standing under an umbrella! Love photoshop, plus I used the free Nik collection, it has some amazing filters and fixers on it.
posted May 27th, 2016  
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