Picturit

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photoblog image ...Things you see in Venice.... one of many...

...Things you see in Venice.... one of many...

....Burn a candle...erm...or something like that...

...Things you see in Venice.... one of many...

....Burn a candle...erm...or something like that...

comments (21)

I love your processing on this! What a find - perhaps they were afraid of fire?
Picturit: Maybe so I don't know, but what do you think of electrocution... man alive, this looks old and I guess I could afford 50 cents for a new hairdo, like yours HA.....but no thank you... If it was my church I would make sure I have all the same lamps... maybe these were in bulk and on sale...
Astrid.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2017, 05:43
Ha Ha

Fascinating stuff, Astrid.
Picturit: I thought so too, I never saw these in a church... 50 cents to switch on a light...
Astrid.
At least they save on the candles. Very mad science.
Picturit: Indeed so and it never occurred to me that they might be afraid of fire AND maybe also the soot from the candles might make the walls black??
Astrid.
I had never seen anything like it till that day! What a find, indeed.
Picturit: I never thought about the fact that they might be afraid of fire and I think all the candles give a lot of soot and make the walls black??
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Apr 2017, 06:39
I first saw these in Southern Ireland, and was amazed, Astrid
Picturit: I think you were as amazed as I was, I had to capture it...
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Apr 2017, 06:49
Maybe real candles have been abolished as a health & safety hazard Astrid
Picturit: You might be right and then the fact about the soot and the black walls??
Astrid.
I somehow dislike this electro version of candles Astrid. I don't know why because the result is the same, yet there is something visceral about real candles.
Picturit: Real candles are alive and I wonder why the electricity... maybe the soot and the fire hazard might be the issue??
Astrid.
A Venise , pas vraiment de surprise..la religion est partout ..belle découverte car très original presentoir
Bonne journée Astrid
Picturit: Religion is very important and family and church also, the fact of no real candles made me take this picture.
Thank you, Claudine and a good day for you too.
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Apr 2017, 11:22
This looks like the machine that they used to create Frankenstein.
Picturit: That is a good one. I just looked at it and smiled and I had to capture it... This is the first time I saw this.
Astrid.
What next! I suppose it is safer.
Picturit: You said it... I don't know what new things they come up next... HA, I will make sure I capture that too HA
Astrid.
Looks like a bingo machine grin
Picturit: grin.... Bingo in the church that might be a first I think....
I go for that smile
Astrid.
Good shot Astrid. We had large church style candles in our chapel windows at Christmas that are battery operated, they worked well and there was no fire hazard.
Picturit: I now realize after all the comments that it is getting more and more normal to use not real candles..
Astrid.
i see... this must be something from recent times. i cannot quite picture the serious visitors reflecting on their religious thoughts and pressing a button for light.
Picturit: I think so too, this was the first time that I saw these 'candles'... I think lighting a candle with real fire is indeed more reflecting than press a button for 50 cents.
Astrid.
these votive candles are different Astrid but they are beautiful....petersmile
Picturit: I do have to say that I like real candles better... it was so strange to see electric light.
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2017, 17:46
Somehow it does not just have the same significance as a real candle. I wonder why that particular light was chosen?
Picturit: I wonder too and to be honest, I like real candles better than these 'cheap' lights...
Astrid.
That's hysterical! 50 cents to switch on a light!
Picturit: Don't you just love this, man alive and then all those different lights and they look very old, I would not sique my life with flipping the switch.... HA
Robin thank you so much for going through my archive, that means the lot for me and that is why I took time to reply. Almost time to go to work again... This week I have to train somebody on my machine, I hope the lady comes with a brain....
Astrid.
Even devotion gets automated these days!
Picturit: Indeed I never saw this before... I can see the fire hazard.
Astrid.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2017, 00:40
It looks and feels a little bit wrong to me...
Picturit: You and I share that same feeling... I have to say that not all churches had these ugly lights..
Astrid.
That looks cool and I really like the contrast and the vibrancy of this photo!
Picturit: Thank you, Charles. I never saw candles like these in a church, apparently there are many more places that do them like these.
Astrid.
A votary vending machine...
Picturit: HA, maybe so smile
Astrid.
It looks strange, I will always prefer candles but you may be right that fire protection might play its role. I wonder how long the light lasts for the price...
Picturit: I think that at night the priest comes and switches off all lights....and maybe turns on one the next morning...
Astrid.

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