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A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

“One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by,” says David Boraks, editor of “She thought it was an actual homeless person.”

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

Source: NPR (added)

Puez Geisler National Park - Italy

Established in 1977, Puez Geisler National Park is a nature reserve in the Dolomites. It occupies 10,722 hectares of land. The mountain Pass Würzjoch  is to the north of the park, with another mountain pass, Grödner Joch, to the south. Val Badia, a deep valley, can be found to the east of the park, and the small town of Villnoss to the west. The area is most popular for hikers and mountain climbers. There is also a chairlift ride available part way up the mountain. 

The town of Vilnoss is where the little St Johann Church can be found. The church is popular for photographers, due to its spectacular mountainous background. 

Park Avenue’s glass office skyscrapers corridor. View looking south from 51st. Street. Summer, 1970.

Left: St. Bartholomew’s Church (Bertram Goodhue, 1916-1924), with 47-story Art Deco´s Waldorf-Astoria (Schultze & Weaver, 1931) and modern 44-story black-tinted-glass Westvaco Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1967). 

Buildings at right: Union Carbide (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960), Bankers Trust (Emery Roth & Sons-Shreve, Lamb & Harmon-Henry Dreyfuss, 1962), Colgate-Palmolive (Emery Roth & Sons, 1955) with I.T.T. and Manufacturers Hanover Trust twin buildings (both by Emery Roth & Sons, 1961). 

At center, background: New York General (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) y Pan Am (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons-Pietro Belluschi, 1963),

Foto: Unknown. 

Source: “A Full Color Photographic Tour of New York City”. Glendale, New York. Apple Production/Manhattan Post Card Publishing, Company, Third Edition, 1981.


St. Dunstan in the East is a small public park in the middle of the city of London, before the Second World War it served as a church, but as a result of bombings during the Blitz it was destroyed, instead of being left a ruin or rebuilt it was turned into a small public garden filled with flowers. When you think about the fact that it is in the middle of London, the silence which might not seem special elsewhere is quite peaceful. This may not be the best video for The Art Assignment, but it is one of the quietest place outside of the large parks in the city considering it was only about 100 feet from a relatively main road.

sundialoftheinfinite  asked:

Hey Archy! Puerto Rican undergraduate at Clemson here going to Miami for about a week. Any suggestions on significant buildings/parks to check out? Been following since I can remember I love the blog.

Nice, I love Miami. We previously featured Florida and in that set there are some Miami projects. Here is another group of buildings focused on Miami:

Pérez Art Museum Miami

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New Yorkers Express Quiet Grief Over NYPD Murders

As New York City reels in the aftermath of the assassinations of two NYPD officers, protesters and loved ones gathered Monday night to honor the lives of the victims.

At a candlelit gathering in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, a half-mile from where officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot to death execution-style by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, on Saturday, several dozen people held makeshift lanterns made of Dixie cups as they marched from Herbert Von King Park to St. Philips Church in silence. The attendees, including many who have spent the past month protesting the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, said they came to honor the officers who were killed and those who have been killed by officers. Read on here.

Toronto Friends

There is going to be a candlelight vigil in honour of the Orlando Shooting at Barbara Hall Park on Church St near Wellesley, tonight (Sunday June 12) at 8pm local time if anyone is around.

Sending all my love, warmth and strength to everyone feeling scared, lonely, hurt and angry tonight. <3