Cathedrals and Temples

It isn’t surprising that the places of worship are some of the most spectacular sites to see when travelling. The Roman cathedrals, the Islamic mosques, the Buddhist and Hindu temples, just to name a few, are all inspiring works of architecture and display a treasure trove of art. We’ve enjoyed seeing many various cathedrals and temples at the places we’ve visited. Well almost.

The Cathedral of Granada - Cathedral of the Incarnation
The Cathedral of Granada – Cathedral of the Incarnation
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

This post is not going to be a catalog of all of the different cathedrals and temples that we’ve seen. In fact it is about the opposite. One of the things that starting to post about our travels has done is to review past photographs of the places that we’ve been to. Especially going back through the old photo albums since most of our lives were spent prior to the digital camera age. The good thing that has come from that is that we’re now scanning many of those older photographs and making them digital, which is really great. But, in reviewing those photographs where most of our travel was throughout the United States, we came to an epiphany.

Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai, India
Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai, India
St. Mary's Church in Warwick, England
St. Mary’s Church in Warwick, England
Fraumunster Church in Zurich, Switzerland
Fraumunster Church in Zurich, Switzerland

We don’t take photographs of the cathedrals that are in our own country 🙁  We’ve been to pretty much every major city in the United States, whether to live or to visit, and we have virtually no pictures of any of the cathedrals that are in those great cities, and they have some great cathedrals.  To be honest, we were kind of ashamed of ourselves.  How could we make such a concerted effort when we’re abroad and take so little notice in our own backyard.  We won’t call it a New Year’s resolution, but we will be sure that in the future, we don’t miss out on the beauty that these great cathedrals have to offer as we travel inside of the United States in the future.

Saint Thomas Church in Chennai, India
Saint Thomas Church in Chennai, India
Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
Temples at Mahabalipuram in India
Temples at Mahabalipuram in India

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