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The light of a lonely leaf
Pink zinnia soaking up the sun shine
Pumpkin Paparazzi
Tom Worrell plays with Wild Magnolias, French Quarter Festival 2015
The small fishing village of Marina del Cantone on the Amalfi Coast after a storm
A Visit to Sydney Australia
Downtown Galactic Center
Abandoned
Bear cub yawning.
"This Land"
Eyes Above the Water
Today, Who Listens...
Sunset on Centennial Lake
Sunrise at The Jefferson
Black lives matter protest in Lee Circle, New Orleans
Large Mantis Shrimp Watching the Photographer
Beyond the Drapes
Piazza San Pietro
Boy and shadow on a covered bridge
Boardwalk in Winter
Geraniums by the Window
Parco del Beigua
Hidden Cascades
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Today, Who Listens...

When I walk about a city, especially old ones, I love looking into the old churches. Most of the time, they are closed, or populated during mass or services. Today, the doors were open and to my amazement, the pews and sanctuary were almost completely empty. As I walked about, I found my self looking out over the pews from the pulpit. I wondered about our world and all the hate and self promotion that we live within. I thought about "how far, as human, have moved towards emptiness..." Now, this beautiful church, a place of worship, a place of love, sits empty, except for a few tourists. How far have come as Americans?

TAGS: Catholic, Church, Illinois

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Everett, Washington, United States of America
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Date Taken: 07.2015
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