The Beauty, Scent, History & Spirituality Of Church Buildings

Eglise Saint Sepulcre
Jerusalem

 

Photographer Didier Bizet is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  These photographs are from his project ‘Chapters‘.  To see Didier’s gallery of projects click on any image.

 

Kazan Cathedrale Saint Petersbourg, Russie

Kazan Cathedrale
Saint Petersbourg, Russie

 

Kotor, Montengro

Kotor, Montengro

 

Charles Bridge Prague, Czcech Republic

Charles Bridge
Prague, Czcech Republic

 

Churches are places of living memory, like museums they preserve time.  So for me, religion has very little to do with their spirituality.  These buildings, constructed centuries ago, give rise to time’s own image. Catholic and orthodox churches offer a dark and simple view of the past.  And the silence of these places has remained unaltered for centuries.

The space is filled with steely-tasting oxygen. The walls tell stories, churches are the chapters that contain them.  Even as I approach theses places of spirituality, it’s as if I’ve walked into a painting that’s ripe with the colors and smells of time gone by.

My visits are not for religious reasons but originate from a kind of spiritual tourism.  I don’t believe in religion, but rather something else: a spirituality that comes from scents, buildings and beauty.

 

Nativity Church Beethleem, Israel

Nativity Church
Beethleem, Israel

 

Eglise Saint Sepulcre Jerusalem

Eglise Saint Sepulcre
Jerusalem

 

Basílica de Santa Maria Barcelone

Basílica de Santa Maria
Barcelone

 

Kazan Cathedrale Saint Petersbourg, Russie

Kazan Cathedrale
Saint Petersbourg, Russie

 

Nativity Church Beethleem, Israel

Nativity Church
Beethleem, Israel

 

Montenegro

Montenegro

 

Kotor, Montengro

Kotor, Montengro

 

Kazan Cathedrale Saint Petersbourg, Russie

Kazan Cathedrale
Saint Petersbourg, Russie

 

Eglise Saint Sepulcre Jerusalem.

Eglise Saint Sepulcre
Jerusalem.

 

Kazan Cathedrale Saint Petersbourg, Russie

Kazan Cathedrale
Saint Petersbourg, Russie

 

Kotor, Montengro

Kotor, Montengro

 

See also:

Day At The Museum

By Didier Bizet

 


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