Towering above the tops of the trees in the Magelang Distract in Indonesia is a giant chicken.
The locals call it Gereja Ayam and, sadly, it is decaying rather quickly.
Why did they build a giant chicken church?
Good question. It is said that the building was intended as a prayer house for Daniel Alamsjah after hearing a message from God. It’s supposed to look like a dove, not a chicken. They wanted to build a giant dove church. You decide what it looks like.
The good news is that the building was put to good use for a while – running as a rehabilitation centre it helped look after disabled children, drug addicts and others.
In Pure Spirit
What do you make of the building? A good idea gone wrong? A wonderful idea? Just… odd?