09. My 70 Favorite Religious Building Photos

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01. Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. (03-006)

01. Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. (03-006)

The tallest and perhaps the most beautiful religious building in the world—and it’s right in my neighbourhood!

 

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02. Biggest Buddhist Pagoda in the World in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. (02-023)
Biggest Buddhist Pagoda in the World in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.  (02-023)

I just happened on it as I got off at a random train stop…

 

03. The most beautiful Cathedral in the World in Milan, Italy.  (07-174)

Never seen something quite like it before or since…

 

04. The Thousand Sculpture Hindu Temple in Butterworth, Malaysia. (02-004)

I didn’t actually count how many are on there…

 

05. The Draculaesque Cathedral of Prague, Czech Republic. (07-052)

This church makes me think of vampires, not crucifixes…

 

06. A Temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (02-022)

The coolest ruins in the world.

 

07. Fog over Chefchaouan, Morocco.  (06-086)

The perfect way to discover Chefchaouan.

 

08. Not disappointed by Montmartre Cathedral in Paris, France. (07-044)

Has almost a Taj Mahal-esque air to it…

 

09. The funky Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain.

03. The most beautiful Cathedral in the World in Milan, Italy. (07-174)
(07-058)

Sort of Gothic meets The Flintstones… loved it…

 

10. The Temple District of Bangkok, Thailand. (02-009)

The view of the three unique temples lined up was quite stunning…

 

11. The Mosque turned Cathedral in Sevilla, Spain. (03-024)

One of the most Extreme Makeovers in the world…

 

12. Cathedral on the Canal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (07-077)

Just thought this was a really cool picture.

 

13. The massive Cathedral of Bologna, Italy. (07-163)

Interesting half Medieval, half Renaissance kind of look…

 

14. Main Street, Edinburgh, Great Britain. (07-091)

 Just couldn’t get enough of this mysterious and magical architecture.

 

15. A View of the Main Canal in Venice, Italy. (07-069)

Just a nice shot of Venice.

 

16. A Javanese style mosque in Melacca, Malaysia. (02-032)

A fascinating glimpse at the early days of Islam in Malaysia.

04. The Thousand Sculpture Hindu Temple in Butterworth, Malaysia. (02-004)

 

17. The temple in Vientienne, Laos. (02-010)

A beautiful temple—and a great place out front to play music and meet people…

 

18. The Main Plaza in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (07-078)

Beautiful cathedral.

 

19. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Vatican City. (07-106)

The Capital of Catholicism…

 

20. A tiny church in Toronto, Canada. (04-016)

I just liked the contrast in this shot.

 

21. A temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (02-021)

Love those Buddhist temples…

 

22. A neighbourhood plaza in Munich, Germany. (07-050)

Nice shot.

 

23. Northside of town, Brussels, Belguim. (07-083)

Another nice shot.

05. The Draculaesque Cathedral of Prague, Czech Republic. (07-052)

 

24. Arab Town in Singapore, Singapore. (02-032)

Beautiful mosque.

 

25. A cool night discovery in Madeleine, France. (07-088)

 

26. Beautiful Hindu Temple in Ipoh, Malaysia. (02-002)

 

27. A Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (02-001)

 

28. The Plaza in Vienna, Austria. (07-051)

 

29. The Main Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary. (07-073)

 

30. A Mosque with a view in Imouzzer Kandar, Morocco (05-054)

 

31. A mosque in Noakchott, Mauritania. (06-003)

 

32. The REAL St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. (07-098)

 

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06. A Temple near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (02-022)
A neighbourhood mosque in Kaolack, Senegal. (06-008)

 

34. A church with a view in Morbio Superiore, Switzerland. (07-178)

 

35. An interesting cathedral in Bergamo, Italy. (07-197)

 

36. A cathedral in Modena, Italy. (07-165)

 

37. The mosque and saint’s tomb of Moulay Abdellah, Morocco. (05-068)

A popular pilgrimage spot in Central Morocco—built by the first Arabs who reached this region.

 

38. The old and the new in Berlin, Germany. (07-08

 

39. Koutobia mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.

 

40. Another beautiful pagoda in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

41. Village Mosque in Aslim, Morocco.

 

42. Supertall minaret in Nador, Morocco.

 

43.

07. Fog over Chefchaouan, Morocco. (06-086)
View of the city in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

44. Old countryside church near Tivoli, Italy.

 

45. Unusual church in Satrouville, France.

 

46. Of course—have to include the Notre Dame in Paris, France.

 

47. A cozy looking church Gorebridge, Great Britain.

 

48. Neighborhood mosque in Agadir, Morocco.

 

49. Another beautiful North Italian Cathedral in Monza, Italy.

 

50. Hilltop chapel in Tagliacozzo, Italy.

 

51. Ancient church in Guilianova, Italy.

 

52. Onion domes in the Coal Town of Mt Carmel PA, USA.  A lot of Eastern European immigrants in this area—this is about all that’s left of their culture.

 

53. Evening Prayer time in Alor Star, Malaysia.

 

54. Winding Tower Church in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

55.

08. Not disappointed by Montmartre Cathedral in Paris, France. (07-044)
Funky looking synagogue in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

56. Mosque in Ben Ahmed, Morocco

 

57. Cool shot in St Andre lez Lille, France.

 

58. Skinny spire in Brno, Czech Republic.

 

59. Beautiful new mosque in Tanger, Morocco.

 

60. Intriguing Medieval style church in Fidenza, Italy. I’m curious about those Babylonian-looking lions guarding the gateway…

 

61. This Cathedral dominates the skyline in Budapest, Hungary.

 

62. Plaza in Chieti, Italy.

 

63. Ruins of ancient church in Lyon, France. Traced back to Roman times.

 

64. Small town church in Olean NY, USA.

 

65. Odd fountain in front of church in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

66. Interesting architectural mix in Piacenza, Italy.

 

67. A church and mosque-style Masonic temple make for an interesting shot in Wilkes Barre PA, USA.

09. The funky Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. (07-058)

 

68. A boxy sort of architecture in Sulmona, Italy.

 

69. A interesting old chapel in Croissy sur Seine, France.

 

70. The Ugliest Church design in the World in Borgo Maggiore, San Marino.

 Just had to take a picture of it.

 

Other Nominees

 

Church in Emmitsburg PA, USA

Mosque in Berkane, Morocco

Church in Ain Aouda, Morocco

Church in Sidi Slimane, Morocco

Church in Epinay sur Seine, France

Church in Deuil la Barre, France

Church in Soissy sois Montmorency,  France

Church in Fontaine sur Saone, France.

Abandoned church in Zeralino, Italy
Sculpture in Offenbach, Italy

Church in Bever, Belguim

Church in St Gervais le Pres, France

Church in Torres, Italy

Church in San Ilario, Italy

Church in Obino, Switzerland

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06. A Temple near Angkor Wat in Si…
06. A Temple near Angkor Wat in S…
07. Fog over Chefchaouan, Morocco.…
07. Fog over Chefchaouan, Morocco…
08. Not disappointed by Montmartre…
08. Not disappointed by Montmartr…
09. The funky Sagrada Familia Cath…
09. The funky Sagrada Familia Cat…
10. The Temple District of Bangkok…
10. The Temple District of Bangko…
11. The Mosque turned Cathedral in…
11. The Mosque turned Cathedral i…
12. Cathedral on the Canal in Amst…
12. Cathedral on the Canal in Ams…
13. The massive Cathedral of Bolog…
13. The massive Cathedral of Bolo…
14. Main Street, Edinburgh, Great …
14. Main Street, Edinburgh, Great…
15. A View of the Main Canal in Ve…
15. A View of the Main Canal in V…
16. A Javanese style mosque in Mel…
16. A Javanese style mosque in Me…
17. The temple in Vientienne, Laos…
17. The temple in Vientienne, Lao…
18. The Main Plaza in Haarlem, The…
18. The Main Plaza in Haarlem, Th…
19. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vati…
19. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vat…
20. A tiny church in Toronto, Cana…
20. A tiny church in Toronto, Can…
21. A temple in Phnom Penh, Cambod…
21. A temple in Phnom Penh, Cambo…
22. A neighbourhood plaza in Munic…
22. A neighbourhood plaza in Muni…
23. Northside of town, Brussels, B…
23. Northside of town, Brussels, …
24. Arab Town in Singapore, Singap…
24. Arab Town in Singapore, Singa…
25. A cool night discovery in Made…
25. A cool night discovery in Mad…
26. Beautiful Hindu Temple in Ipoh…
26. Beautiful Hindu Temple in Ipo…
27. A Chinese Temple in Kuala Lump…
27. A Chinese Temple in Kuala Lum…
28. The Plaza in Vienna, Austria. …
28. The Plaza in Vienna, Austria.…
29. The Main Synagogue in Budapest…
29. The Main Synagogue in Budapes…
30. A Mosque with a view in Imouzz…
30. A Mosque with a view in Imouz…
31. A mosque in Noakchott, Maurita…
31. A mosque in Noakchott, Maurit…
32. The REAL St. Patrick’s Cathe…
32. The REAL St. Patrick’s Cath…
33. A neighbourhood mosque in Kaol…
33. A neighbourhood mosque in Kao…
34. A church with a view in Morbio…
34. A church with a view in Morbi…
35. An interesting cathedral in Be…
35. An interesting cathedral in B…
35. An interesting cathedral in Be…
35. An interesting cathedral in B…
37. The mosque and saint’s tomb …
37. The mosque and saint’s tomb…
38. The old and the new in Berlin,…
38. The old and the new in Berlin…
39. Koutobia mosque in Marrakech, …
39. Koutobia mosque in Marrakech,…
40. Another beautiful pagoda in Ba…
40. Another beautiful pagoda in B…
41. Village Mosque in Aslim, Moroc…
41. Village Mosque in Aslim, Moro…
42. Supertall minaret in Nador, Mo…
42. Supertall minaret in Nador, M…
43. View of the city in Lisbon, Po…
43. View of the city in Lisbon, P…
44. Old countryside church near Ti…
44. Old countryside church near T…
45. Unusual church in Satrouville,…
45. Unusual church in Satrouville…
46. Of course—have to include th…
46. Of course—have to include t…
47. A cozy looking church Gorebrid…
47. A cozy looking church Gorebri…
48. Neighborhood mosque in Agadir,…
48. Neighborhood mosque in Agadir…
49. Another beautiful North Italia…
49. Another beautiful North Itali…
50. Hilltop chapel in Tagliacozzo,…
50. Hilltop chapel in Tagliacozzo…
51. Ancient church in Guilianova, …
51. Ancient church in Guilianova,…
52. Onion domes in the Coal Town o…
52. Onion domes in the Coal Town …
53. Evening Prayer time in Alor St…
53. Evening Prayer time in Alor S…
54. Winding Tower Church in Copenh…
54. Winding Tower Church in Copen…
55. Funky looking synagogue in Pra…
55. Funky looking synagogue in Pr…
56. Mosque in Ben Ahmed, Morocco
56. Mosque in Ben Ahmed, Morocco
57. Cool shot in St Andre lez Lill…
57. Cool shot in St Andre lez Lil…
58. Skinny spire in Brno, Czech Re…
58. Skinny spire in Brno, Czech R…
59. Beautiful new mosque in Tanger…
59. Beautiful new mosque in Tange…
60. Intriguing Medieval style chur…
60. Intriguing Medieval style chu…
61. This Cathedral dominates the s…
61. This Cathedral dominates the …
62. Plaza in Chieti, Italy.
62. Plaza in Chieti, Italy.
63. Ruins of ancient church in Lyo…
63. Ruins of ancient church in Ly…
64. Small town church in Olean NY,…
64. Small town church in Olean NY…
65. Odd fountain in front of churc…
65. Odd fountain in front of chur…
66. Interesting architectural mix …
66. Interesting architectural mix…
67. A church and mosque-style Maso…
67. A church and mosque-style Mas…
68. A boxy sort of architecture in…
68. A boxy sort of architecture i…
69. A interesting old chapel in Cr…
69. A interesting old chapel in C…
70. The Ugliest Church design in t…
70. The Ugliest Church design in …
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