"Chicken church" becomes tourist attraction

2013-03-05 14:52

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With two round windows for eyes, a small triangular roof for a beak, two more tiled roofs for wings, and pale yellow walls, a church in Florida has become something of a bizarrely cute landmark as tourists stop to admire its uncanny resemblance to a chick. 

ETN reports that he congregation at the Church by the Sea in Tampa Bay, Florida, say they regularly see passers-by stopping to get a memento of the unusual-looking building.

Threads have appeared online dedicated to the building with hundreds of users wanting to find out more about the 'Chicken Church'.

Dee Dee Parker, a long term member of the Church by the Sea said the congregation is delighted that the building makes people happy but did not realise that they had become so popular online.

She said: 'It's so funny - we were completely unaware that it had become a hit on the internet.
While it was not intended to look like a chicken, the church's committee find the similarities highly comical.

The church's bird-like features were originally designed to be used as a compass to direct sea workers - its wings represent East and West, while its beak and tail symbolise North and South.

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