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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a prominent minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to the patron saint of the nation.
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Grundtvigs Church, Copenhagen

Grundtvigs Church, Copenhagen

Built between 1921 and 1940, Grundtvig's Church is the last major Danish church project in the national romantic style.
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Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

Situated in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, this temple has amazingly detailed architecture. Unfortunately, the area is still low-res, so impossible to appreciate with GE (for now).

Website: www.lamrim.org.uk/sa/nunhua.htm
No rating yet09/14/2005308Google Earth Logo
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Vangede Kirke

Vangede Kirke

Vangede Kirke. Church built by the Danish archtect Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, also known for la Grande Arche de la Defence, Paris, France.
No rating yet09/13/2005243Google Earth Logo
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German Branch Office of Jehovahs Witnesses

German Branch Office of Jehovahs Witnesses

This is the German branch of the Jehovas Witnesses.

Editors note - Hopefully, as Google Earth updates, we'll get higher resolution shots.
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St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town

St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town

The "site and focus of resistance against apartheid" (Desmond Tutu), the cathedral was opened in 1909. It is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Southern Africa and was built from sandstone sourced on Table Mountain.
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Koelner Dom, Cologne Germany (overlay)

Koelner Dom, Cologne Germany (overlay)

Kölner Dom and train station.
Rating of 3.33333333309/12/20056,523Google Earth Logo
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Wat Yannawa (The Ship Temple)

Wat Yannawa (The Ship Temple)

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A very short distance south of Taksin Bridge is the rather urbanized temple of Wat Yannawa. The temple was built early in the 19th century. It was quite popular with the Chinese who settled the neighborhood after Chinatown began to fill up. This is still a predominately Chinese neighborhood, which is ...
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Old North Church, Boston

Old North Church, Boston

The Old North Church was built in 1723, and was inspired by the works of Christopher Wren.
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Maipu Votive Temple, Santiago

Maipu Votive Temple, Santiago

The huge building was erected in honour of the Virgin del Carmen with the help of public donations. Construction started in 1944, and it was opened to the public in 1974.
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Hagia Eirene, Istanbul

Hagia Eirene, Istanbul

This was a sister church to the Hagia Sophia.
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Church Sergios and Baccos, Istanbul

Church Sergios and Baccos, Istanbul

This church was constructed shortly before the Hagia Sophia to test wether a cupola like the one intended at the Great Church was even possible. Some time after 1453 it was turned into a mosque.
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San Salvador de Valdedios, Asturias

San Salvador de Valdedios, Asturias

San Salvador de Valdedios is a 9th century basilica. It was built by Alfonso III and dedicated in 893. It functioned as a royal chapel for Alfonso and he retired to this site.
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Hovedoya monastery, Oslo

Hovedoya monastery, Oslo

The monastery on Hovedøya in the Oslo fjord was built in 1147 by English cisterciensian monks.
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St Michaels, Aylsham

St Michaels, Aylsham

Aylsham church is said to have been built under the instructions of John of Gaunt in 1380. Parts of today's building were added at later stages, and a major renovation was undertaken in the Victorian period.
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Waverley Abbey

Waverley Abbey

The first Cistercian abbey to be founded in Britain.
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Our Lady of the Pillar Church, Zaragoza, Spain

Our Lady of the Pillar Church, Zaragoza, Spain

Basilica de nuestra senora del pilar, Zaragoza, Spain -- Pilgrim's place. Constructed over a chapel begun by Santiago on the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to him on a column (pillar or pilar).
Rating of 3.42857142809/09/2005397Google Earth Logo
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St Marys Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral is the largest Roman Catholic church in Australia (and reputedly the Southern Hemisphere). It is the seat of Australia's only resident Cardinal, George Pell (Cardinal Cassidy being nonresident), and holds the title and dignity of a Minor Basilica, which were bestowed upon it by Pope Pius XI in 1930.
The present St Mary's is the second church of that name to occupy the...
Rating of 409/06/2005303Google Earth Logo
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St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva

St. Pierre Cathedral, Geneva

The Cathedrale St. Pierre was built between 1160 and 1232, but has been altered many times over the years.
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St. Pauls Cathedral, London

St. Pauls Cathedral, London

St. Paul's Cathedral was built between 1675-1710. This is the fourth churche built on the same spot, the first in 604.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica, Mexico City

Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica, Mexico City

Dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe Virgin, mother of all the catholics religious people here in Mexico
Rating of 3.33333333309/04/2005843Google Earth Logo
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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Also known as the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Rating of 309/03/2005644Google Earth Logo
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Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

This Neo-Byzantine church is located atop the signal hill of La Garde, the highest natural point in Marseille.
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La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major, Marseille

La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major, Marseille

Commissioned by Napoleon III and designed by Leon Vaudoyer.
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The Basilica of San Petronio

The Basilica of San Petronio

This Basilica is the 3rd largest church in Italy and is the 10th largest church worldwide.
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