Photos: In historically divisive Irish city, temple offers unity and light
In Northern Ireland, in a city notorious for its Protestant-Catholic tensions, a beautifully intricate structure has been drawing large crowds.
They’re coming to see a 75-foot wooden temple, the creation of American artist David Best, who also builds structures for the annual “Burning Man” festival in Nevada.
Catholics and Protestants came together over two years to build it in Londonderry, also called Derry.
It’s open to residents to write about their hopes and dreams on the walls. They have until Saturday to leave their messages. On that day, the temple will be ceremoniously set on fire.