Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples. From every corner of the world, enjoy astounding complexity, graceful simplicity and don’t miss the Buddhist amusement park in Vietnam.
Church of Spilt Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia, By Walter Bibikow
St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope, North Carolina, USA
Ceiling at Abuhov Synagogue, Israel by Shmuel Bar-Am
Qolsharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia
Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie Poland
Vatican spiral staircase
Temples of Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand
church in the country of Georgia
Cathedral of Maringá, Brazil
Church of the Assumption of Mary – Lake Bled – Slovenia
Putra Mosque, Malaysia by Kukoq Nyoq
Buddhist temple, Japan
Great towers, Budapest
Gloucester Cathedral, England
Cross Island Chapel, NY.
Geneva, Switzerland Synagogue
Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain
Suspended temple, Thailand
Catholic church from 12th century, Serbia
Magen David, Bombay, India
The Synagogue of Brasov, Romania
Air Force Academy Chapel. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tallinn Synagogue, Estonia
Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai
Church in Yosemite, CA
Church of Saint Nicholas in Izmailovo, Russia
Bogrund Stave Church – Norway
Or Torah Synagogue, Tunisia
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phugtal Monastery, India
Shiva Temple, Puthia, Bangladesh
medieval monastery dug from rock, Romania
Church of Saint Nicholas in Khamovniki, Russia
Mosque in Porto-Nove, Benin
Jubilee Synagogue, aka, The Jerusalem Street Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic
Spiral Minaret, Samarra, Iraq. Some historians believe it pre-dates 835 AD.
Six of Prambanan’s eight main shrines, Java, Indonesia. By kashikar on flickr
Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, Nova Scotia
synogogue, Subotica, Serbia
New Jerusalem Monastery, Istra, Russia
Jalil Al Khayat Mosque, Erbil, Iraq
Church on Sifnos Island, Greece.
Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Bangkok – Thailand
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
The Church of St. Andrew in Grand Zayatsky, Russia
New and First ever Buddhist amusement park, Vietnam
Las Lajas Cathedral, Colombia
Blue Mosque at Mazar e Sharif, Afghanistan
Temple Deep in the Caves, Borneo, Indonesia by Trey Ratcliff
Benedictine Monastery, Monserrat, Barcelona, Spain
Ohel Yitzchak synogogue, Israel
The Unitarian Church, Charleston, South Carolina,
Meteora on the Greek mainland, collection of six monasteries sitting atop limestone rocks many centuries ago.
St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral – Cork, Ireland
The Temple in Beijing within the Forbidden City
San Bernabe Monastery, Ojo Guareña, Spain (by Javi Diez Porras).
Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary
Hsinbyume Pagoda – Mingun, Burma
Congregational mosque, shah-I-zinda, Samarqand, Uzbekistan.
St. Nicolae Church, Bucharest, Romania
Jameh Mosque, Yazd, Iran
Sun Temple, Modhera, India
Synagogue in Berlin, Germany
Temple Complex, Bagan, Myanmar
Spiral Staircase, St.Etienne du Mont, Paris, France
Peralaserry Shree Subramania Temple tank, India
Church of the Annunciation in Taininskoye, Russia
The Golden Temple – Amritsar, India
Church of St. George in Lalibela, Ethiopia was hewn from monolithic blocks in the 12th century. These blocks were further chiselled out, forming doors, windows, columns, various floors, roofs etc. This gigantic work was further completed with an extensive system of drainage ditches, trenches and ceremonial passages, some with openings to hermit caves and catacombs.
Adath Israel synogogue, Kentucky, USA
St.Sava Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia
I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple,
pray in your church.
For you and I are children of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
Wow. These are all really amazing.
“The Architecture of Spiritual Spaces”
they are always awe inspiring, have grandeur of scale ,great artistic treasures, once inside serenity makes you feel at peace with oneself.
Most common feature of these structures is something that points towards heaven ( unknown) by means of a cross, a shikhara, spires!
But they are great examples of human creativity, salute to the architects, artisans who conceived, and constructed them.
the one in uzbekstain is shah-I-zinda, Samarqand, not Bukhara. great collection though
This is a truly amazing collection. Some I recognize from my travels and feel very privileged to have seen them.
Amazing! really enjoyed seeing each one. Grateful that one of my friends forwarded this to me. Each of us is a child of God. As Jesus Christ said, in my Father’s house there are many mansions. These spiritual spaces reveal the character of many religions. We worth seeing!
Let’s all remember that ” my religion” is not the only “right belief”. To believe is peaceful!, it maters not what I believe. Vivian Kunkel
In wood and stone, God’s presence is revealed
When we worship, beauty and grandeur is our reward.
The loveliest temple, the human form, houses the soul,
These pictures are wonderful and I am surprised that some of these countries still have these churches still standing after the fighting that has gone on in some of these areas.
Wow these are just amazing ..I now feel I must see Russia
So beautiful and the colors are just breath taking Thank you.
All very beautiful. Check out cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland. Just as impressive with a Lego model of the church inside.
Catholic church from 12th century, Serbia is not Catholic, but Orthodox Church. It was named by the people because of the Catholic merchants from Dubrovnik, which was used it in the 16th century on their journeys.
Thank you for the historical correction. That’s very interesting to me.