Friday, March 19, 2010

Vandalizm - Weekend Reflections

The broken window glass reflects the flowering plum tree just outside ...

Recent rains, leaking roof - reflect the graffiti.

The late afternoon sun filtering through the broken window create a soft reflective glow.

And highlight someone's art.

A final statement.

These photos were taken at an abandoned and vandalized mega-church near my house. I often hear the vandalism in progress - breaking glass, banging metal, laughter of children.
It is very sad.
It makes me stop and reflect.

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  1. Oh, WOW! I con't know which one I like best. That first one just fills my eyes. Stunning. Each one is beautiful for a different reason.

    Sissy--these are just wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you later today!

  2. These are all so good. The church vandalism is such a shame, abandoned or not. I love the broken glass...that so easily could have been overlooked.

  3. What a wonderful collection! At least something of value can come from something so senseless. The final image is so apt! Nice to see you in this meme. I shall try to see your offering next week too. I like your take on the world around you.

  4. Such an interesting series of reflections. Isn't ironic that something as lovely as a flowering plum tree is reflected in shards of destruction?
    You have a good eye for finding beauty in unusual places.
    Sunny :)

  5. Nice series of reflections. I think the middle shot would be fantastic in B&W.

  6. Very sad indeed but I also find the photographs very interesting. You've managed to capture hints of beauty like reflections,shadows and streaks of light. Nicely done!

  7. With God all things are possible. Even making Beauty our of vandalism. Your work/art brings a passion and compassion to the soul. It Is truly reflective, anger, sorrow, shame, sadness, finality, and yet, there is a possibility, hope, Light, changing, even joyousness that can be found. Where some see only the negative, you dear soul, see the Beauty that God creates. Even in the darkness of humanity, His Light Shines though your eyes and soul. Thank you for sharing your reflections. You truly have a Blessed and talented family. Love and Light, Nina P

  8. This is a wonderful series. You really have a great eye, that first shot is a stunner. You've truly created beauty out of chaos here, nicely done! Kathy

  9. It's interesting to see this destruction through your lens. Thought provoking!

  10. These are certainly not the typical reflections. Very nice choice!

    Happy weekend.

  11. Howdy Clytie
    There is beauty in all things and you my sweet lady have once again found it !
    Thank you for sharing these amazing photos with us.
    You always touch my heart with such depth .
    Blessings to you and yours.
    Happy Trails

  12. These children do not have parents. There is a growing number of children across America whose parents do not care for them and most do not know where their children are at. If they get in trouble they often throw a fit for the benefit of local police but disappear when the last squad car drives away. When children tear up churches or anything at night, why aren't the parents out looking for them to get them in bed?

    Amazing stories.