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Monday, May 17, 2010
The Thief and the Church in the Wilderness
Near Dharamsala in the Himalayas, there is an old church among the deodars called the Church in the Wilderness. In the nineteenth century, a British officer was killed there by wild bears.
The church has beautiful stained glass windows.
The church reminds one of a bear, somehow.
There are magnificent Deodar trees all round the church.
Lord Elgin, who was a viceroy of India, is buried here. It is the same Lord Elgin who stole the marble sculptures from the Panthenon in Greece. By all accounts, Elgin seems to have been an unscrupulous and cruel man.