Churches, Mosques and other religious buildings from around the world.|
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|Winchester Cathedral at Winchester in Hampshire is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the longest nave and overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun and is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester and centre of the Diocese of Winchester. Since March 2006 an admission charge has been required for visit...||09/07/2007||436|
|Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body was completed in only 38 years.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. Th...
|York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe alongside Cologne Cathedral. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a Dean and Chapter under the Dean of York. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metr...||09/07/2007||328|
|Diokaisareia was a centre for the worship of Zeus Olbius and was known as Olba before it was renamed in the Roman period. The site and its environs contain many tombs where worshippers were buried. The site has been surveyed since 2003 by Detlev Wannagat of the University of Freiburg. ||09/04/2007||495|
|This church was build 654AD is located east of Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex.|
|Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the Cathedral of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England and religious leader of the Church of England. It houses The Chair of St. Augustine As well as being the mother church of the Diocese of Canterbury (east Kent) it is the focus f...||07/28/2007||620|
|The Red Mosque is the site of a fierce standoff in Pakistan.||07/05/2007||972|
|Or just Church of our Savior (Vor Frelser Kirke) is the cathedral of Greenland. It was build 1849.|
Up to 1993 the cathedral of Greenland was the same as in Copenhagen, but by law Vor Frelse Kirke became cathedral of Greenland. The first bishop was Kristian Mørk (1994) but 1995 Sofie Petersen became bishop at the age of 39. She is a native of Greenland and was also the second fema...
|More than 700 years ago, (1266), the Augustine-eremits in and the densely populated metropolis of Thuringia flowering already at that time established itself. To some discrepancies with the advice at that time they returned 1276 to short driving out again. The 1131 delighted parish church St. Phillipi and Jacobi were assigned to them. The monks referred from that 12. Century coming Hospice to t...||05/11/2007||532|
|Gospa od Skrpjela (church of Our Lady of the Rock), is actually a man-made island that took hundreds of years to complete. It is said that in 1452 an icon was found by fishermen from Perast on a rock in the Bay of Kotor. The icon began performing miracles, and they vowed to build a church dedicated to the icon on the spot it was found.|
When sailors would return safely from a voya...
|Placemarks of the major churches in Cork City and a link to images and detailed description on Buildings of ireland website||04/27/2007||630|
|The Jumeirah Grand Mosque was built by order of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late ruler of Dubai and is one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in Dubai. Construction of the mosque began in 1975 and was completed in 1978. The mosque is built in the Islamic Fatimy style and has a capacity to house 1,200 worshippers.|
|Originally opened in 1900, the Grand Mosque was rebuilt (in 1998) in traditional Islamic architectural style and houses 1200 worshippers at once. It has nine large domes and 45 smaller ones.|
|This is the headquarters for the Islamic Society of North America located in Plainfield Indiana. When Mike Tyson had finished serving his time for a rape conviction this was the first place he went to. It was a short drive since he had been incarcerated at the Plainfield Youth center. Which was not as it's name would imply a prison for youthful offenders but a high level security prison housing...||03/19/2007||357|
|The photograph was taken, possibly on 17th October 1918 of Norwich Cathedral as an aerial recon exercise.||03/14/2007||468|
|The present cathedral of Aarhus was constructed between 1449 and 1500. It is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, St. Clemens.||03/12/2007||336|
|Every year hundreds of thousands of people go to Lourdes in southwest France to claim a hope of healing at the cave below the basilica from different illnesses or just feel the spirit of the holy Bernadette.|
Bernadette was a franch girl who in 1856 should have seen a woman in white near the Grotte Massabielle. inside the cave is a spring that should have appeared after the sighting. This...
|Previously the Viking capital of Denmark, today Jelling is a small village. It is the site of the burial mounds of King Gorm the Old of Denmark and his wife Thyra, parents of King Harald Bluetooth.||03/07/2007||409|
|The old Hojerup Church was build of chalk stones from the cliff in 1250 to 1300 and was far away from the cliff. Because of erosion during time the church came closer to the cliff and 1928 the chansel and parts of the church yard fell down. But the church was allready closed in 1910.|
Today the church is secured and open to public with a great view over the Baltic Sea.
|A large collection of Buddhist temples and monasteries from around the world.||02/26/2007||540|
|Wat Thai Of Los Angeles, originally known as "Theravada Buddhist Center", is the largest Thai Theravada Buddhist Temple in the United States.|
Wat Thai is located near the Hollywood Freeway (170) at the crossing of Roscoe Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon Ave. The temple stands as a tribute to Thai architecture in California, because it is the Thai Buddhist temple in the U.S. ...
|The Hill of Crosses (Lithuanian: Kryių Kalnas) is a site of pilgrimage near the city of iauliai, in northern Lithuania. The first crosses were placed on the former hill fort in the 14th century. Over the centuries, not only crosses, but giant crucifixes, carvings of Lithuanian patriots, statues of the Virgin Mary and thousands of tiny effigies and rosaries have been brought here by Catho...||02/13/2007||730|
|The Fo Guang Shan He Hua Buddhist temple is the biggest in Europe and was opened in september 2000 by Queen Beatrix.|
Fo Guan Shan mean "Buddha's Light Mountain" and is a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order that has gained a worldwide presence. He is a short form of the chinese word Helan and means Netherlands and Hua means Lotusflower.
So He Hua means Lotusflo...
|This 229 foot steeple sits on top of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville,AL.||01/29/2007||565|
|The only autonom Monks Republic of the world is located in northern Greece. Although most of the area ist still in low resolution, I did my best, to locate all the 20 monasteries of the peninsula of Mount Athos.||01/21/2007||1,150|