“A crown of thorns.”*
Much has been said about the closing of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 601 Broderick (at Grove) and its sale to a luxury home developer who plans on turning the church into a private home.
I thought this scene was most fitting. A crown of thorns has been placed at the top of the cross, as it waits for demolition. It is a cold and foggy August afternoon, making it hard to see the bright side of this forthcoming gentrification.
Read more about the loss of this long-time neighborhood fixture at James Hill Architect’s “Talking Buildings” blog.
*According to the Old Testament, thorns were seen as a symbol of “the Fall of Man.”
Photo by KTDrasky.