Duncairn church is a presbyterian gothic style church with tower and spire attached to front gable.
That church has been awarded in 2011 a grant of almost a million pounds. The building has suffered serious deterioration from weather damage and vandalism over the last 10 years and is currently considered 'at risk'. The restored church will contain a new welcome area, cafe, exhibition and theatre space, office accommodation and activity rooms.
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serp2000 (33201) 2013-08-29 10:49
Good idea and very artistic realisation, I like this way to take pictures through the branches. Perfect sharpness, good perspective, 00-00? ;) I think it was the winter or early spring times. Your photo reminds my my New Year trip to Denmark.
photoray (6690) 2013-08-29 11:19
Impressive gothic architecture, high arches, and especially the dominating tower which reminds me of the castle "keep" towers from medieval history primarily for defense and refuge,
And your positioning also interesting, through the decidiuous tree branches.
Plus good to hear the church will be protected and improved for its next 'life'.
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-08-29 12:50
This is a nice documentary photo. It's good to hear that the church building got some funding for renovations. From ther terminology you used, it does not sound as though it will be a church any more.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-08-29 16:12
Miguel, nicely taken, very panoramic and dramatic look of the church, nice contrast and amazing sky!!
all the best
jmdias (48373) 2013-08-29 17:46
curious the robust shapes of this tower, very thick indeed. I liked the framing, catching the nude trees and the urban landscape around. nice job.
ikeharel (44081) 2013-08-30 1:06
The old tower of the church is from an older era than the built edifice from local stone: a basalt stone was used for the tower, origion in the 14th century(red on the web), while the granit is more common in later time.
Money ready for the restoration work, long overdue.
Nice taken from the chosen POV, superb light and clarity collected.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-08-30 4:36
Nice capture of this rather dark and imposing building, the viewpoint you chose looks excellent and gives a great sense of height to the tower. The view through the trees adds nicely to the sense of drama in the scene, and including the view down the street adds depth. Nice to hear this fine building will be renovated!
All the best
adramad (30951) 2013-08-30 9:20
A splendid composition with this beautiful church with the tower as robust, but really should be two, because then this, I see another more simple, beautiful graphics that bring the branches of these trees.
Lovely colorful image makes much more delicious.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a great weekend.
Nicou (105903) 2013-08-31 19:13
quel captage de cette église sueprbe tout voilé 'par le bel arbre sans feuille quelle mise en valeur sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié