Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pic Today 11/15/11








IT'S A CHURCH
(SORT OF)

. . . and a bar, and a living room,
and a ping pong emporium,
and the hippest gathering place in Atlanta!

Not the place for those who lack
a sense of religious humor.
But definitely worth a visit, to:

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room
& Ping Pong Emporium!
(in the old 4th ward in Atlanta, Georgia)

the creation of artist Grant Henry (aka "Sister Louisa"),
once a biblical student pursuing a Masters in Divinity.
Days before his ordination, he had "2nd thoughts"
and opened up his own "church" (and restaurant.)

Most every wall and space is full of religious paraphernalia
and tacky "Jesus stuff" from his antique store,
which he has signed "Sister Louisa."

Above the bar are oil portraits of the "Three Kings"
(MLK, Jesus and Elvis).
Pee Wee Herman hangs on a rose covered cross on the wall.
There's even a 1800s vintage Yugoslavian confessional
turned into a photo booth, where you can get your picture taken.
On the 2nd floor, ping pong tables surrounded by church pews.

For those who believe organized religion is
"too exclusive" a club,
this bar is your sanctuary!



9 comments:

  1. It's my first visit to you: I like the photos...and the wors are interesting, indeed!!
    Greetings from
    BlueShell, -me!

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  2. I'd go take a coffee with you there ...
    Go dancing, see the world!
    Thousands of kisses, honey.

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  3. Realmente interesante el lugar.

    saludos

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  4. De iglesia a bar, una curiosa trasformación, ha quedao un buen local para el culto a la diversión. un abrazo Rick

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  5. haha CHURCH it's a bar and God is a Dj!
    xx Ilka

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  6. Rick, thanks for following my work.
    My wife talks a lot about you.
    You're a great photographer.
    A hug.

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  7. I was quite a bit surprised when I saw this, I'm not even sure what to call it :) Bar?!

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  8. Hahahahaha! What a great sense of humor.

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