What Is This Wonderful Alien Structure Doing on Earth?

This is neither the setting of a new Star Trek movie nor a preview of a new id Software game level. But it looks like one of the pits of a Death Star. Or the core of the Large Hadron Collider.

In reality it is St. Joseph's Church in Le Havre, France, a 1950s neo-gothic structure built as a memorial to the 5,000 civilians who died in the destruction of the city during World War II. It was designed by The church was designed by Auguste Perret, who was the mentor of famous Swiss architect Le Corbusier. [Flickr, Flickr and Wikipedia This Is Colossal]

Photo by Éole Wind.

What Is This Wonderful Alien Structure Doing on Earth?

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