Showing posts with the label Religious Places

Tripitaka Koreana

Oct 6, 2021

The Tripiṭaka Koreana is the oldest surviving version of the Buddhist canon and the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, laws and tre...

Saint Catherine's Monastery And The World’s Oldest Library

May 12, 2018

Deep in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, in a region of wilderness made up of granite rock and rugged mountains, lies the town of Saint Catheri...

The Immovable Ladder of Jerusalem’s Church of The Holy Sepulchre

Feb 21, 2018

Underneath one of the arched windows of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Old City of Jerusalem, there is an old wooden ladder casual...

The Magnificent Mudbrick Mosques of West Africa

Feb 3, 2018

All around the Muslim world, mosques have a typical architecture characterized by a minaret, a dome, arches and mosaics or stucco decoration...

Ethiopia’s Churches In The Sky

Dec 19, 2017

The ancient Kingdom of Axum, now a part of Ethiopia, was one of the first nations in the world to adopt Christianity. The religion took stro...

The Hairy Secret Behind Indian Temples

Nov 21, 2017

Where do hairs for fashion wigs and hair extensions come from? The answer is: everywhere, but the majority of them come from China and India...

The International Church of Cannabis

Nov 18, 2017

The psychedelic interior of this 113-year-old converted Lutheran church in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood is appropriate, for it’s th...

Ise Jingu: The Japanese Shrine That’s Torn Down And Rebuilt Every 20 Years

Nov 3, 2017

The Ise Grand Shrine, also known as Ise Jingu, located in the city of Ise, in Japan, is one of Shinto's holiest and most important sites...

The Painted Monasteries of Romania

Nov 3, 2017

In northern Romania, in a region historically known as Bukovina, are a collection of eight Byzantine-era churches renowned for their beautif...

The Bullet-Scarred ‘Operation Anthropoid’ Church in Prague

Sep 12, 2017

The Saints Cyril and Methodius Church on Resslova Street, in Prague, may look like any other Baroque church in the Czech capital, but turn r...

Rocamadour—The Vertical Village

Sep 1, 2017

Since medieval times, the village of Rocamadour in the Occitanie region of southwestern France has attracted pilgrims from across Europe for...

Wooden Churches of Maramures

Aug 21, 2017

In the Maramureș region of northern Romania are a group of almost one hundred Orthodox churches built between the 17th and the 19th centurie...

Inkerman Cave Monastery of St. Clement

Jun 20, 2017

The Inkerman Monastery of St. Clement, located near the city of Inkerman at the mouth of the Black River, is built into the natural caves an...

The Sand Covered Floors of Caribbean Synagogues

Jun 19, 2017

The Caribbean is not all about sandy beaches, its about sandy synagogues too. As many as four synagogues in this part of the world have flo...

Saddam Hussein’s Unfinished Mosques

Dec 22, 2016

In the late 1990s, amidst rising poverty and with four million residents on the verge of famine, the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein deci...

The Ghosts of St. George’s Church in Lekova

Dec 8, 2016

For nearly fifty years, St. George’s Church in the village of Lukova, in Czech Republic, lay abandoned. The last congregation held in this 1...

The Tomb of Jesus Christ in Japan

Nov 4, 2016

In the distant corner of northern Japan, a place known for terraced paddy fields and apple orchards, is the small village of Shingo, where l...

Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

Oct 24, 2016

In the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland, in the middle of an ordinary residential square, a scene from the Steven Spielberg's mov...

Jison-in: Japan’s Boob Temple

Oct 7, 2016

Situated at the base of Mount Koya, in the small town of Kudoyama, in Wakayama prefecture, the Jison-in temple looks looks no different than...

Justo Gallego’s Self Built Cathedral

Jul 16, 2016

About 20 km from Madrid is the small town of Mejorada del Campo. There on a farmland inherited from his family, Justo Gallego Martínez, bett...