The modern church

by Cellobella on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 · 2 comments

catholic

So what do you think?

This is St Mary’s Cathedral in the centre of Perth undergoing extensive renovations and extensions.

As you can see the new look includes a very modern semicircular section around the front.  Long windows and curved pillars.

Very modern.

There’s also underground parking and extensive offices.

It’s a beautiful building, clearly not big enough for the congregation, hence the extension.

But…

But…

I don’t know.

I’m not Catholic.

I guess I’d rather they make a wholly modern building somewhere else and keep the integrity of the older style.

I love the old cathedrals and churches of Italy and I can’t imagine them doing this.

On the other hand I think the glass pyramid works quite well at the Louvre.

What do you think?

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