Skywatch Friday: Angels--or Something--in the Architecture

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While I was moseying around the Waterbury Green on Sunday morning, I noticed these cloth-draped urns at the top of the Roman Catholic church there. I couldn't stop staring because the faLL of the fabric seemed to create the image of a face. Somebody shouted, "Hey lady, stop taking pictures of our church," which I thought was about as ridiculous as my trying to capture an image of a hallucination. Oh well. Welcome to Waterbury.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. I hate it when people shout ignorant comments when I am thinking about something. Like when I am in the front garden and people drive by and shout 'get a job'. What do they think I am doing?

    I can see the face in those folds. They must be angels if they are on a church.

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  2. Very funny, I like the hair too! The angel looks very righteous. Good thing she doesn't look at me.

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  3. I wanted to enlarge it so I could see that too BUT it didn't enlarge. I can't imagine what i is. I also can;t imagine why they shouted that at you.

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  4. yes, indeed the draping does lend itself to a face...with the longish center piece resembling a snout...errr nose :)

    i don't know what it is about people and churches ... i had my flash off in the many i visited in italy and still NO PHOTOGRAPHS...unreal...though some of the best stuff I was allowed to photograph.

    have a blessed day sandy.

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  5. Very interesting point you have brought out.

    alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  6. maybe they the shouters were just jealous that you found something so commonly seen so interesting. a camera does give you another eye for viewing reality.

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  7. Yes, I see a face! And I'm sure the church is still standing, unscathed despite you taking those pictures - tsk tsk! ;-)

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  8. Either phallic or an egg? Either was I see fertility. Spring is affecting me.

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  9. Oh, I really must thank Colleen... I thought it was just me.

    And seriously? Somebody got honked off about you taking pictures of the church? The outside of the church??

    People. Can't live with 'em, can't shoot 'em.

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  10. Anonymous11:24 AM

    I love that you saw her face in the architecture. I see like that too.

    Arn't people funny? The comment about taking pictures of "our" church...Hmmm, welcome to our church....UGH!

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  11. Thanks for dropping by. I am sorry for not visiting here for a while. My father-in-law passed away and we buried him last Saturday. Your
    angelic sculpture is so timely while our clan rest from our grief.

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  12. I can't believe they yelled at you. Like nobody's ever taken a picture of a church before.
    I can see the face!

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  13. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Sometimes the ignorant ones go out of their way to ruin things for others. Bummer.

    Beautiful shot and observation.

    I'm still working on Thursday, no where near Friday posts yet :(

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  14. It does look like a lady's face.

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  15. With an imaginative look I see a face in it ;)
    In the middle of the long nose LOL
    Great beautiful tower :))

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  16. Great capture, thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  17. So many things that we just walk past every day. Lovely.

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  18. Terrific shots! And Deborah's right tsk tsk! the church is still standing in spite of you and your camera!! And I can see a face, too! Happy Easter -- you church destroyer, hee hee

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  19. I can kind of imagine a face there.
    Funny that someone would want to stop you from taking photos of the church.

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  20. Can't imagine why someone would want you to stop. Aren't people strange sometimes? I just ignore them.
    Lovely picture.

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  21. That's just silly, Sandy! "Stop taking pictures of our church!" What is the church hiding something? Ha! :) Good shot though!

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  22. Oh my goodness! I see the eyes and nose too. It's not a hallucination, Sandy...unless we are all suffering from the same malady. ;-)

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  23. This doesn't surprise me at all. As a photographer for a living you are so how aware of how suspicious people have become. A real shame. You captured a real beauty.

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  24. I love this shot Sandy and I can see the face in the folds of the fabric. That is silly that someone shouted that at you. I would have been tempted to have said, I'm taking pictures of my Church, I didn't realize it was yours too.

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  25. My first reaction was its a finiale (sp?) then an urn .. then I read the caption, LOL .. its a great shot, Sandy!

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  26. Okay, so this may be because I'm a foodie, but it looks like icing to me! LOL!

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  27. Imaginations are great, even when some do not like it if you take pictures of them!

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  28. Yup, I can see a face here. Maybe what that person really wanted to say was.."take pictures of us instead!", lol! Nice shot, happy easter!

    Mix Pix
    Reflections by Mariz

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  29. Churches always give us the best photo opportunites with such decorative stauary! Good one!

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  30. Interesting.
    And you should of told those people they don't own a church.
    Only God does.

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  31. It does look like a face. But why you should not take pictures of the church is beyond me. I think you have caught it well.

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  32. lol! I loved your commentary and I certainly see the fabric face. :)

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  33. i see the faces.

    Thank you for such a unique picture.

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  34. Those crazy Catholics know how to ruin a good shoot.

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  35. Great details! I probably would have yelled back Thanx! ;)

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  36. Really, they shouted at you to stop taking photos, wow some people. It is a beautiful shot and you are right there is a face with a long nose and the little nobby at the top looks like a head from the back with those ringlet hair dos from way back when! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
    Smiles

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  37. I do see a face in the fall of the fabric,

    Interesting shot, Sandy :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  38. I do see a face in the fall of the fabric,

    Interesting shot, Sandy :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  39. Sandy, I see the face of a lady wearing a bizarre hat. Excellent shot!

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  40. How rude LOL! They should have been flattered, and yes I can see it too.

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  41. ""Hey lady, stop taking pictures of our church,"

    By your love they shall know you are Christians... LOL!

    Aloha ps: I love the word "Funerary."

    Funerary urns....I think...

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  42. Hahaha, I do have stares when I take photos of shophouses or stalls...lol. I have yet to be shouted at. :) Nice photo of the sculpture. Have a nice weekend and Happy Easter, Sandy.

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  43. I can't imagine anybody at our Catholic church saying anything about taking pictures. I've taken a ton both inside and out. People are funny about "outsiders" though. I wonder if they'd have said something if they didn't know me.

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  44. love the pics
    thanks for shring
    by the way i just tagged you in my blog hope you can participate on this meme i just created
    http://bluedreamer27.blogspot.com/2009/04/top-five-hottest-blog-meme.html
    have a great day and happy blogging
    dont worry the tag will starts at april 10 and ends up until may 10 so you can do it if you have time

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  45. Hi Sandy. Lovely capture you have silhouetted against that wonderful blue sky.
    Its a shame that the shouter did not open their eyes, to see the glory we see each day.

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  46. A strange reaction, but people will be people :-)

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  47. yes a face for sure, how interesting and funny too. happy swf sandy.

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  48. Neat-I see the face too!

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  49. I don’t know if I see what you saw dear Sandy but this face reminds me Buddha statutes!

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  50. I can see the angel's wings and even a face. It's a great shot and I am happy you shared it with us. Happy Easter!

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  51. Oh wow, you are a very keen observer!

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  52. it does look like a face. Good thing you captured it before he stiopped u.

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  53. I think you urned your right to photograph it. ;)

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  54. Yeah Sandy, i can see the face formed by the cloth. YOu are lucky to take a shot at it before that someone told you to stop taking pics.

    Happy easter week-end!

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  55. What a contrast..another nice one Sandy..to bad you had to encounter this sap?

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  56. What a lovely capture of color and contrast, beautiful image.

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  57. If you tried to take a picture of our church we would all be delighted.

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  58. Stop taking pictures of our church - not very religious like if you ask me.
    I love the image and yes, I too see a face.
    Have a blessful Easter Sandy!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  59. That is entirely ridiculous! Not your shot - that is brilliant and you're right - it does look like a face.

    I was trying to take a photo of my son at a football match and was stopped - "Child protection. You need the permission of the other parents." I told them I only wanted a photo of MY son but it made no difference and I accepted and abided by the rules.

    Afterward, in the hall, the children were all together and being given awards. Many parents were photographing the event without being challenged - so I did too and was not challenged. How come there is no worry over "child protection" now?
    Very strange world we live in.

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  60. beautiful find and capture..

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  61. Surprising what you can spot if you just look. A long nose and narrow eyes with great circles under them!

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  62. You captured a real beauty!

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  63. I never would have seen the face without you, but it's lovely! I like it as an illustration to the thought that bidden or unbidden, God is there: we might not see our guardians and holy spirits, but they're likely watching us even as we think it.

    Whoever shouted maybe just wanted your attention, thinking you were a cutie. (that's what I tell myself when it happens to me LOL)

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