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Posts Tagged ‘spiritual places’

matthias

Matthias Church, Budapest

mosqueparis

The Mosque, Paris

Vienna

St Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom), Vienna

Houses of Worship

As I wrote about before in my Eastern Europe blog, I am not a particularly religious person, but wherever we travel we make an effort to visit places of worship. We’re drawn to holy/religious/sacred buildings, regardless of which religion, not because of faith but because of the faith of those who built them—people who were so willing to give their time, efforts, and money to build these beautiful places, places that should be the most beautiful possible. What also draws us to them is their history and sense of sacredness, as well as their photographic charm. From a small white-steepled church in New Hampshire, to the grandeur of a Gothic cathedral in Europe, to a mosque in Bosnia, to a Buddhist temple in Korea these spiritual gathering places are wonderful sights to visit.

DublinNH

Church in Dublin, New Hampshire

Jshrine

Shinto Shrine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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Cathedral, Merida, Mexico

Ktemple

Buddhist Temple, Seoul,  Korea

Interiors often overflow with detail and color, and are rife with ornamentation, although some are dark and plain. Photography is usually permitted, but often with no flash, but it’s easy enough to steady the camera on the back of a pew or against a column.

Over the years, and in many cities around the world we’ve visited many of these spiritual places. In months to come I will spotlight some of them. For now, here is a small selection of some of the many beautiful or interesting that we’ve visited in various places.

 

 

ND

Notre Dame, Paris (before the fire)

Vinside

Inside Stephansdom, Vienna

mostar

One of the many mosques in Mostar, Bosnia

 

 

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