Churches, Mosques and other religious buildings from around the world.|
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|The Linköping Cathedral is the seat for the bishop in the Church of Sweden Diocese of Linköping. Its history can be traced back to the 11th century, but the current building is about 800 years old.||03/14/2006||297|
|Gloucester Cathedral, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter in 681 (dissolved by King Henry VIII of England).
|The Ipswich Buddhist Centre offers drop-in classes and courses in Meditation and Buddhism for beginners, and a context for practice for the more experienced.|
The Centre also hosts classes in yoga, chanting, kung fu, chi gung and tai chi.
There is a weekly meeting with meditations, talks and discussions for regular attendees, and occasional retreats for taking the practices...
|This is a church with a form of planetarium.. that's cool||02/28/2006||277|
|"Our Lady of the Prairies" Trappist Monastery ruins on the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.|
Links to websites and pictures in placemark.
|Abbey founded in 1132 by Balwin de Redvers, the name Quarr being taken due to the nearby stone quarry. The original abbey was mostly destroyed during the reign of Henry VIII with the current building being constructed in the early 20th century.||02/24/2006||479|
|Wat Arun (in Thai "temple of the Dawn"), 104m high, near the Chao Phraya river. Bangkok.||02/24/2006||467|
|Temple of the emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok||02/24/2006||477|
|Khmer temple in Laos, older than Angkor Wat||02/24/2006||628|
|One of the few Island buildings which can be made out from the UK mainland. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who also deigned the Albert Memorial and completed in 1872 it is situated (so I believe) at the highest point in Ryde town.||02/22/2006||335|
|Lal Mahal Pune India||02/22/2006||383|
|Omkareshwar Temple. A famous shiva temple in Pune INDIA||02/22/2006||518|
|First Baptist Church Springdale||02/05/2006||302|
|First Baptist Church Siloam Springs||02/05/2006||318|
|The 90m/295ft-high tower has a carillon from the old cathedral which plays the Walloon hymn "Ii Chant dès Wallons". The original Romanesque church was destroyed at the beginning of the 13th C. and replaced by the early Gothic church of 1232-1289, which later underwent further expansion||02/03/2006||265|
|St. Sofia church in Sofia. The capitals name came from this church. The church was build between 527 and 565. It's the oldest eastern-orthodox church in Sofia||02/02/2006||530|
|major architectural symbol of the city of Turin (Italy)||02/01/2006||300|
|Coventry Cathedral, also known as St Michael's Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry, in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The current (9th) bishop is the Right Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth.
The city has had three cathedrals. The first was St. Mary's, a monastic building, only a few ruins of which remain. The second was St Michael's, a 14th century...
|These are five Spanish missions set up in the early 1700's in what is now San Antonio, Texas. The most famous of these is The Alamo. The other four are part of a national park||01/30/2006||457|
|St. Paul's Cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and was completed in 1708. Its famous dome rises 365 feet to the cross at its summit, i.e. one foot for each day of the year.||01/30/2006||450|
|Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral, in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English monarchs.||01/30/2006||547|
|This is a wonderful ancient Abbey,Established by Saint Comghall in 558, was featured in the Mappa Mundi the first map of the world||01/26/2006||413|
|St Patricks Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland. A wooden church was built on the present site in the V th century when Ireland's patron saint, St Patrick, baptised his first Christian converts at a well on the site. The present church dates from the XII th century.|
|Viking Dublin's cathedral was built about 1038, gaining its present shape from 1172 in the new cathedral of Archbishop Laurence O'Toole and the Norman knight Richard de Clare. There have been major restorations of the cathedral in 1358, 1562, 1829-31, 1871-8 when Henry Roe gave £230,000 (£23m today!) to save it, and from 1980-2.A donation is requested of visitors visiting the cathedral, often t...||01/25/2006||494|
|One of the finest examples of 20th-century architecture in Sofia and one of the symbols of the city, the magnificent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built between 1882 and 1912 to honour the Russian soldiers who died fighting to liberate Bulgaria from Turkish rule in the war of 1878 under Tsar Alexander II. The famous church-monument is situated on the tree-lined square of the same name, which a...||01/16/2006||642|