Sunday, March 20, 2016

Power from on high..



Solar panels in the form of a cross seen on the roof of the Infant Jesus Columbarium and Memorial Gardens in Morley.. I have to confess until I researched the above I hadn't heard the term 'columbarium' before.. 'derived from the Latin word 'columba' (dove) and originally referring to compartmentalized housing for doves called a 'dovecote'. I should imagine this word is very well known in Europe and now I know it also :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...

30 comments:

  1. Solar panels in a cross shape, that's fitting for a church indeed!

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  2. It is suitable for such a location, and in this case quite distinctive. I have heard the term before, but it's one of those words we rarely use.

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  3. Ja die Form der Sonnenkollektoren ist sehr passend.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  4. Certainly a unique approach to obtaining energy. Your photo is gorgeous - fantastic colors!

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  5. How appropriate for a church. Heat from Heaven :)

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  6. Very apt. Dovecote is a well-known word here, though country people usually referred to it as a Do'cott. Columbarium is what they tended to be called when attached to monasteries or grand houses.

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  7. This is a really cool and creative way to use solar panels - dovecote was a word I knew well but never heard of Columbarium before, so that's something new and interesting! Great shot, as always. - Tasha

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  8. A new word for me too, Grace!

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  9. Ver common here, too, Grace, although not with cross-shaped solar panels. :-)

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  10. I have never seen solar panels installed in this way before... but it makes sense for such a place and possibly is a useful sign symbol for aerial views...

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  11. a heavenly light source :))

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  12. Powering the dead? Hmmm. Actually, we already have ours to spare the kids the trouble.

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  13. Not seen solar panels is a cross formation before. I did enjoy Bill's comment - heat from heaven :)

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  14. We learn something new every day - great idea as well (love b.c. comment! Stay safe, take care.

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  15. Actually doves ... well we call them flying rats as they eat anything, are everywhere and transfer sicknesses.
    They chase away the little birds from my café, too - not welcome!
    In former GDR they got rid of them, which is not allowed anymore.
    The panels are sure fitting for a church :-)

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  16. I had heard the term 'columbarium', but never knew the derivation of the term...thanks the expiation.

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  17. I have heard about the word, I had seen those walls with urns in Italy. I am amazed by the solar panals, how clever to make the shape of a cross!

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  18. Perfect title! Of course, here they're called pigeonniers.

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  19. The perfect arrangement for solar panels on churches and other Christian places!

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  20. I like that my remains might rest in a dove's place

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  21. Enjoy learning new vocabulary. Great caption for your photo.

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  22. What a brilliant idea, solar panels can be so unsightly...

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  23. Loved your peerspective and composition!

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  24. Columbarium? Uh, not a word I hear often -- or ever -- in the parts of the world I frequent. And the solar cross is cute but not big enough to provide much electricity. More of a symbol, I suppose.

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