Houses of Worship Thread

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    I agree Sara, the Notre Dame in Paris is special and it's in Paris, but it is rather dark inside. I haven't visited Reims (yet) but the one in Amiens really impressed me. Much lighter, an enormous space and very special tiled floors.

    Here's one of the shots I took there that show these attributes

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 453 Major grins
    edited September 26, 2020

    Saint Catherine's Chapel on the Rock, Allenspark, Colorado:

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 776 Many Grins

    Catedral de la Asuncion, Santiago, Cuba
    At some point on every trip I do, I end up taking pictures of churches. The architecture and setting are usually interesting, and the detail usually reveals a lot about the culture of the place

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Antwerp Cathedral

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins

    @pegelli said:
    I agree Sara, the Notre Dame in Paris is special and it's in Paris, but it is rather dark inside. I haven't visited Reims (yet) but the one in Amiens really impressed me. Much lighter, an enormous space and very special tiled floors.

    I was in Amiens in 1989 and what I really remember is its immense size and those fantastic patterned black and white floors. Great shot.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2020

    This little chapel sits in the middle of a field about a 45-minute bike ride away from us. It was privately built and the inside is completely clad in copper.

    Looking up at the ceiling:

    Along the wall are windows portraying the various stations of the cross (Catholics will know what that is...)

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Fantastic Sara, beautiful architecture and the stained glass windows are very nice. I could probably spend some time in there taking photo's.

    Here's another little chapel out in the middle of nowhere (Salfen, near Malle, Belgium), unfortunately I couldn't go inside since it was locked.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins

    @pegelli said:
    Fantastic Sara, beautiful architecture and the stained glass windows are very nice. I could probably spend some time in there taking photo's.

    The only drawback is that It's VERY dark. I had to overexpose at 1600 iso to get anything.

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    Monjas, in the Bajío

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    In the St Mungo cathedral of Glasgow

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,815 moderator

    ^ Huh? There has to be a story about the inflatable church.

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 453 Major grins

    @David_S85:

    The inflatable church is located inside the Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama with Sunday services for the campers, attendees and racers.

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins

    Love the inflatable church. It reminded me of this one, spotted on a Sunday morning bike tour while we were on a weekend getaway at a lake/resort area.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Facade of the Carolus Borromeus chuch in Antwerp, basking in the late afternoon sun

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,512 Major grins

    Atotonilco

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  • shawncshawnc shawnc Registered Users Posts: 659 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2021

    This is Church Rock
    Such amazing architecture, something that I do not get to enjoy as much in the deserts of Arizona.
    But I do have a church made with out hands.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    The Dom in Köln

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    Parroquia en la noche

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  • Lille UlvenLille Ulven Lille Ulven ScandinaviaRegistered Users Posts: 563 Major grins

    Troyan Monastery, Bulgaria
    The smallest but also the oldest orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.

    Icon of the three-handed Mary, located within the church building

    Тhe left figure holds the glagorishna alphabet in his hands
    - if my translations (I can decypher modern cyrillic print, but this is a little above my knowledge :disappointed: ) are somewhat correct these are the Holy Boris-Michael (Zar) and Holy Peter (Zar)

    Frescoes inside the church tell the bible's stories like this one:

    Inside the church - Icons next to the entrance to the alter (which is only accessible to the priest, and not to "common believers")

    Frescoes and Icons on the outside (I believe on the western wall, but I might be wrong here)

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Another one from the Dom in Köln

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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 3,111 Major grins
    edited August 20, 2021

    Small church in Willingen, Germany

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Saint Rumbold Cathedral in Mechelen

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins

    I learned about the cathedral in Albi, France about 30 years ago and have wanted to visit it ever since. This summer I finally got the chance - it exceeded my expectations beyond belief. Wow!

    1) It is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world. It is indeed immense and looks rather stern from outside.

    2) But one you get inside, all thoughts of sternness are blown away.

    3) and the ceiling...

    4) the classic view of the Cathedral and Bishop's Palace towering above the river Tarn.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    The Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik

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  • GSPePGSPeP Major grins Steendorp, BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 3,111 Major grins
    edited November 10, 2021
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Interior of the Notre Dame cathedral in Amiens

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,512 Major grins

    Nuestra Señora De Merced, Querétaro

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,224 Major grins

    Madrid: Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena

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