Friday, September 9, 2011

Something NEW over the Holy Sepulchre??

Sometime this year a big roof awning went up over (what looks like) part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

I can't believe that this got past the old Status Quo agreements about the church.
You see the ladder under the window on the left, for instance?
It was placed on a ledge over the entrance sometime in the 19
th century has remained there ever since because of a dispute over who has the authority to take it down.

Does anyone know who put up the awning and why?

UPDATE: I think I found a lead. See Sept. 10 post.
UPDATE 2: Someone here told me the roof-thing is not quite over the Holy Sepulchre, which makes sense, considering the strength of the status quo.

BEST UPDATE!: The answer to the mystery is from Tom Powers!


Adullamite said...

Vague recollections of a discussion over urgent repairs a while ago. Maybe this is the result, but as you say it usually takes decades!

VP said...

I remember the ladder, the awning is simply astonishing! Keep us posted...

crystal said...

Interesting - the Stausy Quo and the fights. You'd think monks/priests would be more peaceful. I looked around but couldn't find anything about the awning.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It does seem like a huge construction to appear there and a little out of place. I did chuckle when I zoomed in on 'the ladder' and read your words. I've just been catching up with your latest posts Dina, love the 'In the Habit' and 'the Sunshine at the end of your tunnel', red reflections in your new train windows, brilliant. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Cloudia said...

Quite amazing how the sects divy up the place. Hope the Ethiopians don't get wet in the rain up on their roof!

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Fran said...

That is fascinating! I can't wait to hear what's up.

Hels said...

If they needed shade from the heat, surely it would be possible to design an awning that:
a. could not be seen from the front and
b. was taken down as soon as the day cooled down a bit.

Otherwise get rid of it altogether.

Petrea Burchard said...

I know nothing about the awning but am so delighted by that ladder story (I remember your previous post about it) that it always makes me giggle.

Spiderdama said...

Interesting. Of course, I have no idea:-)
Hope you have a great weekend Dina

Rob and Mandy said...

Should give the brothers from Ethiopia up there a bit of shade!