Shoe Shaped Church | Taiwan.

January 17, 2016 § 2 Comments

I couldn’t resist posting.  Making the rounds on social media this morning is a Giant, Shiny, Shoe – Shaped Church in Taiwan that was designed to attract female worshipers and tourists.Hkg10245775

“In our planning, we want to make it a blissful, romantic avenue,” Pan Tsuei-ping, the administration’s recreation section manager, told the BBC.

But the inspiration behind the design — and, no, it’s not gender-normative commercialism — is anything but blissful. The BBC reports:

“The shoe was inspired by a local story. According to officials in the 1960s, a 24-year-old girl surnamed Wang from the impoverished region suffered from Blackfoot disease. Both of her legs had to be amputated, leading to the cancellation of her wedding. She remained unmarried and spent the rest of her life at a church.

“The high heel is intended to honour her memory.”

Just in case a giant high heel with a tragic back story isn’t enough to lure women to the new church, another local government official said the interior of the church, too, will cater to women’s apparently delicate inclinations.    Quoted from — Taiwan Now Has A Giant, Shiny, Shoe-Shaped Church – NPR

 

 

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