Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Brutally Modernist


Probably not what you were expecting in style, for a church on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

Catholic Church Concrete

Built in 1965 Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church at Garrynamonie  it was largely self built by parishioners in 15 months.

The single track road, with passing places, is the main road through the south of the island.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

9 thoughts on “Brutally Modernist

  1. It does have lines that mimic the silhouette of the hills/mountains in the distance. The windowless walls suggest it might have been built with weather and storms in mind. I’m wondering if we’re looking at the side that faces prevailing winds; are there more windows on the other side? If not, it certainly would resemble that “mighty fortress” that Luther wrote about in his famous hymn!

  2. Did you get to go inside?

  3. I’m not keen on it, and wonder what it looks like inside. xx

  4. Pingback: Brutalist Bus Stop | Uphilldowndale

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