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Confession

 

The Monday after Palm Sunday...and all were men.

(at the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau, Germany)





Confession

 

The Monday after Palm Sunday...and all were men.

(at the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau, Germany)





comments (45)

... Now that's interesting > all men.
Ginnie Hart: We saw other confession lines at other churches on our trip, Jacquelyn, that DID have women, so this was noticeable to us.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2013, 00:40
Great black & white Ginnie! You bring up a good point, there are a lot of men when I go to confession. I often wonder if I am the only female sinning smile
Ginnie Hart: Interesting, Frances. My guess is the men feel their sins are much more...obvious?? or guilt-producing???
That is a wonderful shot in black and white.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jul 2013, 01:42
Gals are too busy running The World to be sinning, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: That's a good one, Ray (as Astrid would say)! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jul 2013, 04:39
Great B&W, love the light.
After I saw the line-up, I was very surprised.
'Where are the women', or is the 'women's hour' after they are done with the house-keeping, changing diapers, feeding the kids, doing groceries, cooking dinner, doing the wash. (little time to sin wink )
Or do they have to wait until hubby comes home from the mistress.....
Ginnie Hart: So many questions, so little time! But your argument does make sense. HA!
Wonderful image, Ginnie - it is interesting that all were men... does that mean women do not sin - or that we just don't feel guilty for it?! I like Ray's comment!
Ginnie Hart: It does make you want to listen in for a bit, Elizabeth, doesn't it! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Jul 2013, 06:21
I guess they all felt better afterwards
Ginnie Hart: And now they'll do it again next week, I assume...whatever it was?!?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jul 2013, 06:28
They obviously feel they have more to confess than the women Ginnie. A fine composition, rather Anthony Gormley-ish
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, Chris, I knew those men reminded me of something/one!!! smile
Very beautiful alignment of confessionals... It is necessary to believe that people have be forgiven a lot. LOL. Very beautiful black and white
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Marie. Merci.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2013, 07:12
places for confession... The people are very Sinners?

Have a nice Week
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Oscar, and very public!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2013, 07:19
Maybe, that men have more sins to confess? A fine, atmospheric photo!
Ginnie Hart: I wonder, Philine!?!? Thanks.
This shot makes me whisper Ginnie, I hope those men were walking on tip toe!! Lovely B&W.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sally. Shhhhhh. I actually felt embarrassed about looking and taking this picture. But thanks.
The women would come later after doing the housework.The men must be confessing about not doing the housework
Ginnie Hart: That or something like "playing" while the worked??? smile
The bloke with his arms behind his back has clearly been very naughty Ginnie. It's a bit like a queue at the post office waiting for your number to be called.....Priest number 3 please!
Ginnie Hart: I think you've figured it all out properly, Bill. grin
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jul 2013, 07:56
Yes, interesting to see that there were men only. Your girls probably don't sin.. ahem smile
Ginnie Hart: Astrid said to me, "Think about it. We just passed the weekend!" smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jul 2013, 08:00
Great photo why all men?they had to wait until all the female had finished first
Ginnie Hart: Well, you may have figured it out, Adrian! smile
  • Helys
  • France
  • 8 Jul 2013, 08:14
Interesting
Majestic architecture,
Great textures, graphisms in BW, perspectives
So peaceful
So beautifulsmile
Thank you
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU, Helys!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 8 Jul 2013, 08:37
Men have so much to confess Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Don't we all, Richard!
  • jpla
  • France
  • 8 Jul 2013, 08:54
Joli N&B ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP. Merci.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 8 Jul 2013, 09:20
Indeed Ginnie, us men always have lots to confess.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling the "sins" are different, Chad, though I could be wrong, since it usually takes two for some things. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 8 Jul 2013, 11:17
Nice B&W. I have never quite got the confessional thing. Do whatever and just confess and its ok.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Aussie. Also, we Protestants were taught we could go straight to the Top without using a priest as a mediary, right?!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2013, 11:27
I love this image, Boots. The brightness of the room, the black and white contrast, and the somber feel of the men from the back. Maybe women feel too guilty before sinning? smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, sister. I'm guessing the men wished it were a darker church, like so many of the ones we've seen elsewhere. And the women? We saw them elsewhere, too, but not that day. Most interesting.
MEN BAD, WOMEN GOOD.... i said that i my caveman voice... neat shot, they all look like they are contemplating going in... to tell or not to tell, that is the question...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can hear your caveman voice, Elaine. grin And it's nice to see you again. Where have you been?????
Your B&W treatment was the perfect choice for this confessional scene, Ginnie.

I'm of the same mind as Aussie. Hard to make sense of this religious concept.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly, and I'm with you. I'm sure you saw what I replied to Aussie: we Protestants were taught we could go straight to the Top without using a priest as a mediary, right?!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jul 2013, 13:42
Ever heard of 'Ladies first'? - they are already inside and the men are waiting for them to complete their shopping lists of confessions.

You would wonder what these well-dressed gentlemen have to confess.

A great shot in b&w - symbolic of sin/good life?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Louis. Lots to wonder about here! Thank you.
Great capture and I loved reading everyone's comments! Too fun!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Robin. Some kind of wonderful, this nutty group of Shutterchancers! smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2013, 14:15
If I hadn't read your title and statement, I would have thought phone booths! smile

Absolutely wonderful black and white image with the various tonal shades.
Ginnie Hart: And they even had red and green lights, Sue! You knew which booth was ready for you...or not. (sigh) I didn't grow up with this, as you know, so it was highly educational for me! Thnak you.
A beautiful image, Ginnie. The b/w is a great choice. It's interesting how the men allow themselves some personal space.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry. I think the space is because each booth can become available at any minute...kinda like check-out lines? There are red and green lights for each booth. Seriously.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2013, 15:41
The Catholic canon commands the believers to confess before Easter as I heard of a Catholic friend. The Bavarians are known to be more convinced Catholics, and I could imagine that men might feel more sins than women (esp. in sexual respects).
Ginnie Hart: Most interesting, Philine. That definitely adds to the intrigue! smile
salle d'attente en black and white
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Keyouest. Merci.
Great shot especially in B.& W. It does beg the thought as to what so devout men would be getting up to on Palm Sunday, of all days, or perhaps they've stored up a weeks worth of sins to offload all in one go.
Ginnie Hart: Philine has mentioned that a Catholic friend of hers says the Catholic canon commands the believers to confess before Easter. That may be the answer you're looking for, Brian?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2013, 17:39
As far as I'm informed, the Catholic Christians have to confess at least once a year- and that before Easter Sunday. This might explain the crowd of confessors in the Holy Week. And Bavaria is a strong Catholic county, esp. Passau, Regensberg, Bamberg ...
Ginnie Hart: That totally makes sense, Philine. THANK YOU for being our walking encyclopedia once again! smile
A great image in B&W, Ginnie; I like all the repetition............I wonder if the priests like hearing the same things, over and over! grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin, and HA! The dead give-away is if they start snoring! smile
Men only! Superb image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: At least that moment, Richard, only men! Thank you. Merci.
Religion is a good business!
Poor or rich, everyone has something to confess.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if they pay to confess, LC, and if so...before or after???
Surely the queues should be longer....
Ginnie Hart: ...and with some women, Frank???
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2013, 20:12
Great in b&w Ginnie, it seems quite ageless
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Anne...and, yes, I would guess so!
I guess that there are no women sinners in Passau... i spent many hours in line when i was young... i just don't sin anymore ha! ha!....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, Peter, doesn't it! And yes, once you become a g'pa, you clearly have to toe the line. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2013, 21:44
beautifully composed Ginnie and perfect in B&W
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Paul. Thank you.
Confession in the Orthodox church is a bit cosier. Great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It wasn't part of my upbringing, Janet, so I'll take your word for it. smile Thanks.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2013, 01:25
Nice B & W. Fellow with his head down and hands behind his back stands out.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jennie. He's getting very close to his moment of truth, I detect!
A very serious shot - did you visit too?
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. But no, we were only tourists and photographers. I actually felt guilty about taking this shot and probably should have "confessed!"
Beautiful shot, love all the verticals.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, PT, for stopping by and commenting!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Jul 2013, 12:23
A nicely composed example of street photography (even if it isn't in the street).

Although I've noticed more women than men in Irish churches. Just goes to show that both sexes can be equally deluded.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. We did see women elsewhere on our trip but not that day. Maybe we're all deluded?
  • rian
  • United States
  • 17 Jul 2013, 16:49
the solemnity of this mood is enhanced by rendering it in mono, nice work!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, dear Rian!

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