Living in NYC – Meet Your Personal God
One of the most fascinating things about NYC is the variety of denominations and manifestations of religion.
It seems that everybody has his or her own personal Jesus, God or whatsoever.
Another interesting point in this is the audacity with which the various houses of worship are placed in the most unpredictable places. They pop up in the midst of blocks of normal buildings. Very weird, but nonetheless such hidden houses of worship often turn out to be a breathtaking architectural treasure that hits you all of a sudden. But of course there is also the opposite: normal and often very blank houses, where only the seemingly provisional affixation of a religious symbol to the facade tells you that – at the moment – this is a place of worship, leaving you baffled …
I thought it might be a nice idea to show you a small selection of photographs of these and other manifestations of religion in Manhattan and Queens at this special time in-between the years and maybe will continue this as a series. We will see ..