Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent

First Sunday of Advent - and third day of the Christmas shopping season! Because the subway was wonky I got to see an uneasy coupling of God and mammon today, a church/marketplace. A favorite topic in my Religious Geography of New York class, the erstwhile Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, shuttered as Chelsea lost interest in religion, had become a nightclub called the Limelight (later Avalon). Now it's a cramped boutique shopping center called the Limelight Marketplace.
The stained glass (at unexpected eye-level or below) looks on in bemused bewilderment.

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