Wanderings Of A Canadian Loon Through The National Capital And Beyond
Interesting! I've not been inside a CS sanctuary. It looks rather clean and peaceful.
I went on to wikipedia to read about the Christian Science sect. How interesting.
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An elegant and sober place, I guess it is perfect for them...
Looks like it might have been built in--what--the early 1900s?
This religion must have very few parishioners.Tomás.
@Kay: it certainly is different.@Nathalie: it is rather peculiar.@Cloudia: no going over the top in here.@VP: very sober indeed.@Revrunner: Yes, 1913.@Tomas: well, on this day it was just visitors to Doors Open. I have no idea what their membership might be like.
We have a CSM sect reading room here.
i like the curving pews.
There's a few seats to fill here William :)
I've never seen one before....
This looks very straight and simple.
Simple and tasteful!
Elegant yet simple----simply elegant!MB
@Birdman: we have one here too.@Luis: I thought so too.@Tex: yes, that draws my eyes.@Grace: Quite a few indeed.@Norma: this is the only one I know of.@Linda: thanks!@Jan: something of both, yes.@Sharon: I thought so.@MB: thank you.
Simple but nice!
A lovely place William.
It's great to see inside. I'll have to go to ours if they are ever in the Doors Open!
I like the round shape in the ceiling on the first photo.
The word sect is enough to send me running out of there...
I don't know what that is, but it looks clean.
A very neat, plain church!
Nice photos. I grew up around Boston and remembered seeing their headquarters. I always liked the way the building looked.
@Halcyon: thanks!@Denise: that seems to be the consensus.@RedPat: this one's been part of our tour for years.@Marleen: the hollow spaces like that were quite different from conventional churches.@Ciel: I know the feeling.@Whisk: churches do tend to be clean, after all.@Cheryl: it's a very different style.@Bill: the architecture does appeal to me, though the belief system, not so much.
They are different. The curving pews are striking, but it looks like they have no cushioning. If they are as adamant about no doctors as they once were, I can't imagine that it would attract overly many. They may have changed over the years.
There is a Christian Science church here too, but I have not been inside. I showed a picture of it on my blog a few years ago: http://tallydailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-church-of-christ-scientist.html
I like the design of the room with its curved pews.
Sanctuaries are interesting.