Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Holy Places Everywhere

The "Neokoroi" page lists primarily civic sites with strong Graeco-Roman religious elements that might effectively function as holy places. Some examples:

Woodside, Calfornia: The Pulgas Water Temple--beautiful Graeco-Roman style building open to the public, marking the place where the water from the Hetch Hatchey Reservoir in the mountains (which provides the Bay Area with fresh water) flows into the Crystal Springs Reservoir.

Minneapolis: In the lobby of the Minneapolis City Hall, there's a large classical style statue titled "Father of Waters". Effectively, it's a statue of the god of the Mississippi River.


Anonymous Adoka said...


Thought you might want to add the picture of the "Father of Waters" Its very European. I would have though something more Native American looking would have fit better but there you have it.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

The text did say "classical style," and I don't think that there is a Native American sculptural tradition that could be followed here, do you?

5:47 PM  

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