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blizzardboy
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posted March 14, 2019 10:07 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 10:17, 14 Mar 2019.

Show your favorite religious architecture

My favorite cathedral that I have visited personally is the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene in Salt Lake City, Utah. The intensity of the colors is uncommon, at least for churches in the Latin rite tradition:




Some other sites I would like to visit:

Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal
The grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, France
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

And I wouldn't mind visiting Krakow, where Pope St John Paul II spend a lot of his time as a cardinal. His pontificate is probably the most interesting/fascinating one since the 5th century (with St Leo).  

I am going to be completely honest that Our Lady of Lourdes' resemblance to the Disney castle is kind of hilarious:


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posted March 14, 2019 10:21 AM



Shwedagon Pagoda.
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posted March 14, 2019 10:23 AM

When I saw that I immediately thought of chocolate for some reason.
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posted March 14, 2019 01:40 PM



The "Cappella Palatina" in the royal palace of Palermo

And related to it:



The Cathedral of Monreale.


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artu
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posted March 14, 2019 01:58 PM

There are a lot of "glorious" religious architecture all over the world but I don't think any of them would match the impact of Terra-Cotta's literalism when it comes to belief in an after-life:


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posted March 14, 2019 02:57 PM
Edited by blizzardboy at 14:58, 14 Mar 2019.

@Neraus:

The architecture looks influenced by the Byzantine churches with the iconography. I'm assuming that's close to your house?
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posted March 14, 2019 03:45 PM

I don't have a single favorite, given they are all so different. Some for their grandeur, others for their location and feeling of peacefulness. To name a few:

Vietnam – Temples of Angkor




Thailand – Chiang Rai




UAE – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque




India – Harmandir Sahib




India – Baha'i Temple




Turkey – Sumela Monastery




Egypt – Temple of King Ramsés II




Buthan – Taktsang Palphug Monastery




Sri Lanka – Unawatuna Peace Pagoda




Russia – Novodevichy Convent




Japan – Chureito Pagoda




China – Potala Palace




Slovenia – Church of the Assumption




Norway – Borgund Stave Church




France – Le Mont-Saint-Michel




Myanmar – Temples of Bagan




Czech Republic – Saint Vitus Cathedral




Brazil – Santuário Nacional de Nossa Senhora de Aparecida


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posted March 14, 2019 03:47 PM


Christ's Ressurection church, an art-deco style basilica, in my home city Kaunas



Church of Vytautas The Great(also called Saint Ann's Church), same city. A great example of Lithuanian Gothic style(which is different from regular gothic architecture ofc)



Monastery of Pazaislis, same city. Baroque style. the monastery was funded by the Pac Noble House, some of their family are buried there.


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posted March 14, 2019 03:53 PM
Edited by blizzardboy at 15:55, 14 Mar 2019.

I love the monastery. Baroque has got to be my favorite architecture overall. They really go overboard with the fine detail.
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posted March 14, 2019 04:45 PM

What a delightful thread.  Thank you for creating it.
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posted March 14, 2019 07:09 PM
Edited by blob2 at 19:14, 14 Mar 2019.

St Mary's Basilica in Cracow, with Wit Stwosz Altar:





Cathedral on Wawel hill (also Cracow)



A curiousity (altar in Lagiewniki Sanctuary, Cracow)



Rotunda of Saint Nicolas in Cieszyn (one of the oldest architectural landmark in Poland):



Oh look, Poland also has a Norwegian-style church

Wang church in Karpacz:



Ostrow Tumski island, Wroclaw





Cathedral in Frombork (Teutonic landmark):



And to not be so one-sided, here are some of my favs from around Europe:

Monasteries of Meteora, Greece



Montserrat, Spain



Church in Le Puy, France


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artu
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posted March 14, 2019 07:20 PM

It’s funny how fast people turn ANYTHING into a sight-seeing slide show though.
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posted March 14, 2019 07:48 PM

What do you mean? This is the point of this thread no?

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artu
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posted March 14, 2019 08:24 PM

I wouldnt call it “the point” of this thread, thread asks us to join in with religious architecture, now, i I can go post-modern and claim Statue of Liberty is religious, too, since “rights” are as artifical as God’s warth. But it’s not my point. My point is, all of these things are impressive, not only because they needed great craft, but because people were able to pull that craft assuming they served a higher cause. And now, internet, fast connection, and in a blink it turns into a contest of posture. My point is one can build something about this but not with bricks but with data.
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posted March 14, 2019 08:52 PM

artu said:
And now, internet, fast connection, and in a blink it turns into a contest of posture. My point is one can build something about this but not with bricks but with data.


Artu this is no contest. As you can see I've put a list of the most interesting (imo) sacrilegious landmarks in my country plus a bonus with a hope that someone might get interested (and brings $$$ to my country, muahaha). What is the point of writing a wall of text about a landmark if your 2-3 clicks out of finding thousands of pages about it? Discussion about it's architectutal style? Ok, but first you gotta start with something and a picture is the best.

Besides a picture is much faster. Someone sees it, sees my annotation and if his interested he digs deeper.

Or do you want me to comment that a Taj temple reminds me of a cookie

PS: If it's about scrolling the page, well if you're that irritated I can change all the pictures into hotlinks, no prob...

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posted March 14, 2019 09:07 PM

I think you miss the baseline shift, there is a contest, a monument is a contest against nature, nature wipes out, when you build, you declare you will not be wiped out. (In the end, nothhing will remain, think like 8 billion years from now, but still, you try to grasp time.)

What I meant was how their grasp, with bricks, have to turn into something else now, with data.
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posted March 14, 2019 09:15 PM

blob2 said:

Artu this is no contest. As you can see I've put a list of the most interesting (imo) sacrilegious landmarks in my country plus a bonus with a hope that someone might get interested (and brings $$$ to my country, muahaha). What is the point of writing a wall of text about a landmark if your 2-3 clicks out of finding thousands of pages about it? Discussion about it's architectutal style? Ok, but first you gotta start with something and a picture is the best.


Don't see why you had to explain yourself. Sure enough the point of this topic is not discussing one disagrees on how others should display their idea of what they like about architecture around the world. I like seeing other architecture examples and the best way I think of it is by seeing them. If one is interested in the history behind it, Google serves it.

Now, this is one of the weirdest religious sites I have ever been. One of the branches of Spiritism, altars, eyes, mandalas, pyramid, smoking pipes, notebooks, and very colorful attires.

Brazil – Vale do Amanhecer


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posted March 14, 2019 10:19 PM



The church in front of my house, my preferred. Because when I see it, it means I'm home.

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artu
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posted March 14, 2019 10:36 PM

Oh, so now home is where the heart is, what happened to Shakespeare, Van Gogh, Goethe, Beethoven, Einstein, Steve Jobs, Leonardo, Raphael and so on...
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posted March 14, 2019 10:42 PM

Who's Steve Jobs

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