The Two Towers

Cathedral of St Stephen, CBD, Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane CBD

4 And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” 5 Then the Lord came down to look over the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The Lord said, “If, as one people all having the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”
Genesis (Holman Christian Standard)

Scattered or not, we still managed to build towers with their tops in the sky.

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
– John F. Kennedy

21 thoughts on “The Two Towers

  1. Oh yes, Mike, I am so very familiar with that chapter in history! It appears we still do not care…and maybe rightly so? I don’t know. But it does make you wonder. In the meantime, keep taking your wonderful picyutes!

  2. What an amazing image – the juxtaposition of the two buildings is very thought provoking. I like how the church is being reflected in the new tower. Great work.

  3. This is quite a dichotomy. I like the way you gave it another depth in citing the passage from Genesis. There are several comparisons and contrasts that could lead to l-o-n-g discussions. Very nice work!

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