The Cathedral Sits Empty
Canterbury Cathedral at night.
All the parishioners have gone. All that is left is the stone and the dead.
While I shot this image in Canterbury, England, the story there is the same as home. Churches have declining attendance.
I find the emptying of Christian churches an interesting thing. Here in Canada, according to a demographic study by PewResearch published in June, 2013 2/3 of Canadians identify themselves as either Protestant or Catholic - down from 88% in 1971 and nearly a quarter of Canadians don't identify with any religion. Men are more likely to disaffiliate, youth more likely, and the more educated you are the more likely you are to be unaffiliated. I wonder at that correlation. A lot of churches stand empty in the day as well as night now.
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Nikon D7000 | Lens AF-S Micro-Nikkor 18-105mm f1:35-5.6G ED
f/6.3 | 1/15| ISO 2000 | RAW
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August 9th, 2011
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