Wednesday, May 23, 2012

QUICK NOTE

After extensive consultations with BV Corporate, the shadowy, international conglomerate that runs this site, I've decided to expand the reach of Bad Vestments a little bit.  Since the focus here is Christian aesthetics, we're now going to include unacceptable church buildings along with vestments and interior decorations.

8 comments:

Admiral said...

If you need a Picture of the most ugliest Turibulum, then let me know. I would be happy to send you my pic of the one of the cathedral of L.A. That I have taken it 2 years ago and the cathedral is worth a regular series here as well.

Carlos Ramalhete said...

Well, I've just taken a series of pictures of the present state of our magnificent Parish Church of São Lourenço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The awful nouveau-riche furniture they used to hide the old altar can be seen here: [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/profcarlos/7251036004/][img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7251036004_592abe914b_z.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/profcarlos/7251036004/]Presbitério[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/profcarlos/]profcarlos[/url], on Flickr

The rest of the flickr set is worth a visit, though. Plenty of monstrosities and beautiful stuff.

Keisha said...

A good idea. I think I'll enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the disaster at St. Januarius in Naples NY by the rapidly departing pastor, Fr. Bob Ring. He destroyed all the special and natural effect of the sanctuary, in a majority of parishioners' opinions. Visit www.cleansingfireDoR.com and its ZEAL posts for more detail.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, goody!

Miss Doyle said...

If I ever need encouragement to finish my studies and bring BEAUTY back into existence, this site will be my homepage.
Anyone thinking of rebuilding their church with the examples shown on here in mind, had better watch out.

Gail Finke said...

Carlos R: WOW. That is unbelievable. It's like someone with no talent and really bad taste took some great old churches and tried to copy everything from all of them at once.

Fr. Larry said...

Have you seen these vestments
http://www.schreibmayr.de/en/Chasubles?XTCsid=t17p1ur884kj24esnb2jgr21r7