I’m not religious. Or spiritual. It’s not that I’m particularly anti-religion, I’m more a-religious, but I can definitely appreciate some of the positive things that have come out of religion – Johann Sebastian Bach stated that all of his music he created for the glory of god. There is a lot of music that I love that was created for that reason, from the aforementioned Bach to Mahalia Jackson and Stevie Wonder. I also love the architectural, artistic and engineering feats that people have built for their god, and I love photographing it.
I really enjoyed taking photos of these mosques in Sarajevo. Where I’m from we don’t have a very big Muslim population so there aren’t very many mosques. I would have loved to have entered and seen/photographed what it looked like on the inside, but sadly it was closed.
The above photo is of a statue of Jesus (obviously) located at the front of the Catholic Cathedral in Sarajevo. Again, closed to the public.
The photo below is the inside of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I had never been inside of an Orthodox Church and there were no photos allowed, but the kindly old priest made a concession for me. He explained to Ma, Pa and I why the entire interior of the church is adorned in paintings of the icons, why there were no pews, the main differences between Orthodox and Catholic.
I’m excited for my upcoming trip to Germany, where I will be taking more photos of religious buildings!