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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Taiwan's Giant Glass Slipper cHURCH

A 16m-high (55ft) glass church in the shape of a high-heeled shoe has been built in Taiwan, apparently in a bid to attract more women.


A huge glass... what?





Yes, you read that right: a glass church, shaped just like a vast high-heeled shoe as if lost by a titan Cinderella while racing through the coastal province of Chaiyi.
Made out of over 320 tinted glass panels, the shiny blue building measures more than 10m (36ft) wide and cost about T$23m (US$686,000 £477,000).



Aerial footage taken in the area also showed the size and scale of the waterfront church, including an open blue stage with spotlights.
It's set to open its doors to the public on 8 February, just in time for Chinese New Year.


Who was the shoe-maker?
It is the creation of local government officials in the Southwest Coast National Scenic Area, a prominent tourist area in Taiwan, which decided to build it last June.
But Pan Tsuei-ping, the administration's recreation section manager, told the BBC that the church will not be used for regular services, but pre-wedding photo shoots and wedding ceremonies.
"In our planning, we want to make it a blissful, romantic avenue… Every girl imagines how they will look like when they become the bride," Ms Pan told the BBC.



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.


To attract women?
This does appear to be the reason behind the design.
"There will be 100 female-oriented features in the church like maple leaves, chairs for lovers, biscuits and cakes," government spokesman Zheng Rongfeng is quoted as saying in local media.

BBC reportage

33 comments:

  1. Yeah! Seen!
    Som persons posted few days ago.

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    1. I love this; quite unique. Who says a building should be a particular shape?

      Click my name for all your celebration cakes and cupcakes, cheers

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    2. Hmmmmm
      Inspired!
      Not end time kini

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  2. Lovely. Imagine the lovely pre-wedding shoots that will be taken here.Lovely art.

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  3. I commend the creativity though.





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  4. Nice creative work done. No which side pastor go preach from? Lol

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    1. Na that particular side

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  5. Any idea that will bring people to CHRIST is highly welcome!

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    1. Yes o! We need as followers of Christ to de-populate hell.

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  6. Nice one.but for the memory of that lady,I would hv tot it was odd for this design to be used As a church.

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    1. I think using it for pre-wedding shoots and weddings is just wonderful.

      Chai,Wang's story is pitiable.

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  7. Stella, do try and post news before Linda posts same... Or rather, before posting, check whether Linda ikeji has posted that before... Just saying because these days I see new posts that are days old on Linda here

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    1. Onye isi nkokota. Uche Onise. Which one is Linda posts and Stella posts. If you have read it somewhere else, kindly skip the same post and go to another. Una sha can look for small trouble.

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    2. I'm sure Linda posted too after a dozen media outlets have posted. She doesn't have exclusivity on this.

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    3. Well it is not everyone that visits linda's blog. This is the first time I am seeing this. Your idea is quite baseless.

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  8. I love this!! Even the story behind it is touchy. Very creative and outstanding.

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  9. Oyahkilome please dont come here telling me what to post and when...she also posts news days after i have posted it.All blogs posts news at different time.how dare you suggest that becos she has posted i shouldnt post....i will not cus you out cos there are so many of you with this mentality.I will news i want to at anytime.A good journalist retells a story ten yrs after it was told but uses new words...you people cannot change my style and nobody should come here to tell me not to reply.

    Oyaks mind yourself!

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    1. Okay reply stella, are you happy now

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    2. And I am here to tell you you must not reply,shuu

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  10. Nice .........speechless

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  11. SDK has spoken!
    Hehehehhe
    Over. Sabi people
    The building is Creative.

    www.ckjacob.com

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  12. That's such an architectural masterpiece! It's going to be a tourist attraction.but I hope they will use d opportunity to convert pple to Christ while they come touring and not bask in d euphoria of their new piece!

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  13. I love innovative news. Why can't they build something like this in Nigeria?

    Dear Stella, I like your blog so much but change is good too. Is it possible to add lifestyle issues on it? I love how necolebitchie transformed from a gossip blog to a lifestyle blog with enough juicy gossip. Add some beautiful topics on your blog like "sex, personal hygiene, vagina facials, smelling penis, travelling to exotic cities, interracial dating in Nigeria, the thin line between the culture of respect and timidity, Nigerian parents and their parental skills and when it comes to entertainment "Why men stick together using Whizkid and Dammy Krane". Refine the gossip in your normal sarcastic manner.

    I still love your blog though.


    XOXO MYSTERY

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