7 of 10 for me ="You are an Expert! You've probably spent
too much time in buildings like these..." (Is that an accusation...?)
There are many places in Poland that have been restored to former glory, renovated or updated, nonetheless, markers from violent wars and unbelievable strife still remain.
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Any "generalizations" that I offer are subject to deeper reflection and scrutiny. My photographs are a way to show what I could never put into writing as a picture says a thousand words.
- It was constructed shortly after the fall of communism.
- The Polish people had limited means (to a certain extent).
- It reflects the solidarity of Polish shipyard workers and their mission.
- Symbolically it was constructed to resemble a huge ship with now
St Pope John Paul the Great at the helm.
- It reflects something very personal and heartfelt to the Polish people-
it is a living era in their history.
- It is a message for the world.
All of the stained glass windows depict waves that surround the ship symbolizing that we are pilgrim people on a voyage.
You see the winds (white sculpted shapes) that swirl around the tabernacle. The "bush tossed by strong winds, symbolizes the modern world or man confused by different currents of opinion. Within the bush above the tabernacle stands the image of Merciful Jesus".
What's in your airport? Here is what is in Poland's main airport.
IOANNES PAULUS PP. II EVANGELIUM VITAE