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Church Restoration

 

In the St. Gummarus Church, Lier, Belgium,

undergoing a €1.8m restoration in its 3rd phase.

 

No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins,

the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

Luke 5:37

 

Church Restoration

 

In the St. Gummarus Church, Lier, Belgium,

undergoing a €1.8m restoration in its 3rd phase.

 

No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins,

the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

Luke 5:37

 

comments (46)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Jun 2011, 00:58
Great work
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jun 2011, 01:00
Lovely illustration of the fact, Ginnie...perhaps a hint of cobweb to suggest slowness of progress... [grin]
Ginnie Hart: This was another church where there was plenty of dust, Ray, so cobwebs would have been most appropriate! Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2011, 03:57
Wonderful texture in this image.

I want to visit Europe again Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kala. I hope your wish comes true. Just do it! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jun 2011, 04:43
Wonderful detail you picked out in that church.
Almost two worlds are shown in this picture.
It was still a total chaos and I counted out the days still left on the job (it was written on the sign outside)
There needed a lot to be done, I wonder if they can do it the given limited time.
I had to think about the the phrase with the wine, maybe you can explain.
Ginnie Hart: Two worlds indeed, MLMA. I wonder what the workers were thinking. We were lucky we were allowed to go inside. And yes, I'll explain the wine quote later. smile The main point is that is the current church around the world does not change its "system," it will continue to lose its members!
Ginnie Oh! What relevance to your look with this unlikely combination! With us it is sometimes said, "God is in the details" and I like to believe! Bon WE.
Ginnie Hart: God IS in the details, Mathilde, and maybe that's where the hope is! Merci. Happy weekend to you, too.
Terrific image Ginnie! I love the color and details!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeh.
  • remla
  • France
  • 17 Jun 2011, 06:11
de biens belles couleurs !
Ginnie Hart: Tyhank you, Rem. Merci. smile
Le choc des époques !
A moins que cette photo soit prise dans un décor de cinéma ou sur un plateau TV... ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Nothing for TV, Olivier but for the restoration of the place. I'm guessing it's been taking years! Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:14
Having looked hard I now understand this image Ginnie: let us hope they restore it to deserved glory. I must admit though I have never heard of St Gummarus
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris, for looking hard. smile My guess is it will take years...longer than they expect. I had never heard of St. Gummarus either!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:34
Yes, Astrid is right a detail we would usually not expect on a church picture, but this is daily reality in our very old churches, some of them are in permanent restauro like now our cathedral- I like the contrast of two worlds and the golden glittering letters JHS- Jesus and the floral ornaments - you chose a fine biblical quotation!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Philine. The Christogram really stood out like a sore thumb for me in this most unexpected setting.
It took me a while to work out what that white object is. I wonder where the workman hung his coat?
Ginnie Hart: I guess you had to be there, Bill, though I must add that the one prong confuses me?! Good question about where the workman hung his coat! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:50
lol one of these things doesn't belong here, one of these things isn't quite the same lalala great shot!!!! and finally someone recognized the mazda song lolol
Ginnie Hart: The juxtaposition of unexpected things together always gives me pause, Elaine. Thank you. And of course I recognized the Mazda song!!! smile
  • Foto'S
  • Poland
  • 17 Jun 2011, 07:50
fantastic composition and technically excellent photo. Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Foto'S.
Ah love colliding times here & such great colors your processing always offers !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Karine. Merci.
Delightful composition the two elements illustrating what is going on.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. The juxtaposition really caught me by surprise!
that is not cheap
Ginnie Hart: Not at all, Chantal. And it's phase 3!
Knappe foto! Uit de foto kan je perfect afleiden wat er aan de hand is, super! smile xx
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Abby. This actually took me by surprise when I saw it. smile
I am in awe of the gold paint.
Ginnie Hart: It makes me wonder how old it is, Mary?
Belgian plug looks like a syphon?!
Or worse, a plunger!! Ha ha...

Oh yes, I am moving this weekend. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to ask Astrid what kind of plug this is. Doesn't make sense to me, LC! Anyway, thanks and I wish you a good move this weekend. Doe voorzichtig!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Jun 2011, 13:42
Luk 5:38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins; and both are preserved.
Luk 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

Quite a quote you have there. Set me thinking ...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis. Then add the section on fabric and you have a whopper. grin I'm thinking, of course, about the changes that need to be made in the church as a whole in order to remain relevant in today's world. It would make quite a discussion. Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Jun 2011, 14:24
A well spotted interpretation of the churches search for power!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. If the church doesn't change in today's world, I'm afraid it will lose its relevancy.
Makes a very nice image Ginnie, colours work really well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, John.
A famous Irish writer, Frank O'Connor, in a short story about there being IHS on a shroud he saw on a body when he was a small child in the 50's in Cork, decided that IHS meant "I have suffered" smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. That's the kind of thing you never forget, David. Thanks for sharing that.
wow! an incredible image, Ginnie! I particularly like that background and the red really pops!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Charles.
Astrid s influence is rubbing off on you Ginnie, you are now picking up on these delightful little detail shots more than you used to.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Astrid will love hearing that, Brian. smile
A pretty stark contrast, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Tom!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Jun 2011, 20:51
Perhaps cleaning is on the agenda and this is the electrical cord to the vacuum cleaner ;-)
Ginnie Hart: That may be wishful thinking, Frida! grin I love it. Thanks.
Me gusta el tratamiento que le has dado ha esta foto con un excelente detalle.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo. Gracias.
Now and how years ago, are being spent large amounts of money to preserve the artistic and cultural heritage of many cities. I think it's important because they are samples of our past.
A great photograph. Great final result in the same edition. Regards.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Pedro. I agree. I love that these old, historic structures are being renewed to their former glory. Gracias.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Jun 2011, 08:55
Thats priceless
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. It sure caught my eye! smile
  • didier
  • france
  • 18 Jun 2011, 13:03
excellente texture !! le rendu est superbe !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Didier. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 18 Jun 2011, 14:02
Excellent processing! A true miracle of electricity for the restoration of the church, I hang that God agreessmile Nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Tede. grin Thank you kindly. Merci.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Jun 2011, 14:49
Such an unusual shot, but so beautiful.
I'm very curious for the way you do your postprocessing.
Have a great weekend!!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokko. Most of my images lately I have been adding a texture to through PS. It's just a stage I'm in right now, I think. smile Thanks. You have a great weekend, too. I'm loving the rain, which we need.
Nice combination of image and verse...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. Hope you're doing well...!
This image is really pretty.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, KWB. smile
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 18 Jun 2011, 18:08
Its really a nice job.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2011, 03:23
Nice detail.

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Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
It is a great composition Ginnie....the way that i had Luke 5:37 brought up to date for me wassmile
"Never put good money on bad".grin
....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: That'll work, Peter. smile Thanks!
  • noel
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2011, 12:00
Great shot done well done Ginnie for this picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Noel!
excellent feel!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2011, 18:58
What an exquisite detail. Especially love the colors here!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. It really did catch my eye!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2011, 22:23
odd seeing these elements together.. nice work filling the frame here though.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Most odd indeed!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2011, 23:41
Lovely perspective smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherie.
It's an electric cable right? I really like the picture's texture. It's almost like you can touch it.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Charles...Astrid says this is the 'female' end of the cable. smile Thanks for stopping by again.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 20 Jun 2011, 18:02
Comme quoi on a tous besoin d'un peu d'électricité ! Beaucoup d'humour dans cette photo.

Like what we all need a bit of electricity! Lot of humor in this picture.

LoLO
Ginnie Hart: I loved seeing this, LoLO. It totally took me by surprise! Merci.
J'adore!!!!! I love it in this picture there is something timeless. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Val. I agree! Merci.

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