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Memories of Lundy Church

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Lundy Island is only 3.5 miles long and one mile wide. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean, 12 miles off the North Devon Coast of the U.K.

You reach it by small fishing boat from the mainland and at most, it has a permanent residence of 28 people (including the warden and volunteers).

Lundy Church

I look at the photograph of St. Helena’s Church, randomly built in the middle of nowhere in 1896 and I am reminded of the time I visited with my father in 2007. The sheer desolation, yet beauty of this place stirs up conflicting emotions in me: loneliness yet also awe and an appreciation of nature.

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Jamie Kwan July 20, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Love the architecture of this church! The fact that it’s sited in the middle of nowhere really reminds me of Canadian architecture, where the buildings are often poetically ‘taking on the sublime landscape’. Work by Brian Mackay-Lyons in Nova Scotia use this idea quite a bit. Great post!

Martin July 17, 2013 - 8:25 pm

This sounds very much like Meat Cove here in Nova Scotia Canada. It is very remote. So remote that it’s known as the Northern Most Community in Nova Scotia, and has a population of around 100. The road (yes, there is a road) is dirt for the last 8 km or so, and after heavy flooding a few years back all of the bridges that connect it to civilization were wiped out. Beautiful spot though, and worth the drive, if you don’t mind steep grades, lots of holes, and road dust everywhere.


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