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A juxtaposition of religion

This is a Catholic church that is in Jakarta, directly across the street from the Masjid Istiqlal (the mosque from my photo a few days ago).  Before moving here, I was given the impression that there was tension between Islam and Christianity in Jakarta, but I’ve not found that yet.  There seems, from the people with whom I’ve spoken, to be a mutual respect.

Also, is it just me, or is the ceiling a little tribute to Darth Vader?  I am a huge fan of all things Star Wars, and sometimes I think I see Star Wars everywhere, but the ceiling really does look a little Vader-ish, right?

When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master.

Lord Vader, here, is mounted to my dashboard.  My son and I refer to the minivan as “The Executor,” a Super Star Destroyer made specifically to act as Vader’s flagship.  I am 36 years old and I have a Star Wars obsession.

Funny.  I thought that the first step in fixing the problem was admitting it, but right now I’m just jonesing for a Star Wars fix.  I think I might go watch “Empire Strikes Back” for the 53rd time.  Or maybe one of the animated series.  Or maybe…

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/800 sec.


I can’t believe I get to see Vader.  The real Vader.  Darth Vader.  The Darth Va…what?  He’s not the real Vader?  But…(sob), but…

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f6.3; ISO 100; 1/125 sec.