Standing athwart history, yelling 'WTF'


Jan Polack - Adam and Eve in Paradise; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA; c.1500

Savonarola’s execution at the Piazza della Signoria, 1498


Savonarola’s execution at the Piazza della Signoria, 1498


Train accident, Paris, 1895.


Train accident, Paris, 1895.

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Otto Wagner’s unrealized concept for a parish church in Währing, Vienna, Austria


NYC in the 1980s.



After picking up a camera at the age of 15, Jamel Shabazz has been unknowingly become the first “visual documentarian” of hip hop. For over 30 years he’s captured the world around him. Every frame  of that world is a time portal that sparks emotion stemming from the scenes they represent. And if there is ever a glimpse into the foundations of street wear and its surrounding culture, it can be found in the pages of his first book.

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Takato Yamamoto


Takato Yamamoto

Anonymous said: High Church -- is is the way to go?

Let me pose a question to you.

A small village in Peru prepares to celebrate Holy Week in the same way it has done for as long as it can remember. On the eve of Palm Sunday the villagers prepare the processional carriage that will usher in the statue of Christ astride the donkey into the village, escorted by the priest and the villagers carrying palm fronds who lay them on the pathway. On Spy Wednesday, the statue  of Judas is symbolically executed and blown up; come Holy Thursday, the Sacrament is reposed in an Altar of the most impressive silver. The townsfolk keep watch on their knees the until way past midnight. On Good Friday everyone marches solemnly in the Procession of Burial. The Veneration of the Cross is long and silent and filled with weeping. All throughout, the liturgies are Novus Ordo, celebrated with more naive piety than a thorough recourse to the rubrics. The vestments are polyester.

On another side of the world, Saint Swithun’s is also preparing to celebrate Holy Week. It has gathered its pool of convert priests to celebrate the triduum and to break in the parish’s newly commissioned Gothic cut vestments purchased from Watts and Co. The music director and the pastor are busily planning the church’s musical repertoire. Their mandate: to awe the faithless and to edify the faithful. Tenebrae is executed perfectly on Spy Wednesday, accompanied by Allegri’s Miserere. On Holy Thursday the Sacrament is also reposed for the veneration of the faithful (but unlike Peru, these people are more staid, representing, a more “mature, muscular Christianity”, far from that “weeping, wailing, feminine Christianity”). Good Friday is an exercise of stiff-upper lip decorousness and efficiency. There are no processions, and everything ends on time.

Which is high church?

“Francis was raised to God in the ardor of his seraphic love, wholly transformed by sweet compassion into Him, who, of His exceeding charity, was pleased to be crucified for us.”


Basilica di San Marco   

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Vicar of Christ Pope Paul VI

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High Altar and Baldachin of the Eglise du Val de Grace at the 5th arrondissement, Paris
Covered Chalice, of Spanish provenance (Castile - La Mancha), at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC


Tim Lukeman

Puritan names from a Sussex jury roll of 1650:


  • Accepted Trevor, of Norsham
  • Redeemed Compton, of Battle
  • Kill-Sin Pimple, of Witham
  • Fly-Fornication Richardson, of Waldron
  • Search-The-Scriptures Moreton, of Salehurst
  • The-Peace-Of-God Knight, of Burwash
  • Stand-Fast-On-High Stringer, of Crowhurst