I find myself once again in Badenweiler for a few days before heading home to Canada. I thought it would be appropriate to share again some thoughts from my first visit here in 2015.
As you have probably noticed if you have been reading this blog for a while, I am interested in churches. It’s not just the architecture and artwork, but what they say about the community and the people in it.
Its age explains why I didn’t feel the need to take any pictures when I went in to take a look. It was pretty much simple and functional. I might have snapped one frame, but I was worried the sound of the camera shutter might disturb the person I saw praying at the back of the church.
Or maybe that is no longer an issue – the very idea of a city being dominated by its houses of worship seems somewhat ludicrous by today’s standards. Maybe that is one of the reasons why modern urban architecture seems at times so bland and lifeless.
St. Paul’s doesn’t have the grandeur that it would have had if it had been built a few centuries earlier, but I found it quite pleasant to visit.