Sunday, September 20, 2015

Architecture and Religion


There is no question that when it comes to breathtaking architecture, religious places of worship hold all the cards.

From cathedrals to mosques to tiny country churches, the beauty of these places abounds.

When I was working in Chicago back in the 90's I took a long drive one weekend and stumbled on to this dramatic place, the Baha'i House of Worship in Willamette Illinois.  A friend was with me so we decided to stop and take the tour.

Photos weren't allowed inside but, there was plenty to see outside.  This stunning 191 foot high temple was built in Iranian style architecture.

My photo to the left has been scanned from a print.  If you would like to see truly gorgeous winter time view of this place, click this link.

7 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

That's an amazing looking place!

William Kendall said...

It is impressive!

VP said...

A majestic building!

Lowell said...

I remember hearing about this place when I lived in Chicago but never was able to visit, so I really appreciate your photo.

RedPat said...

I would have never guessed Illinois, Sharon! Stunning.

Catalyst said...

It's simple. They have the money.

Halcyon said...

I have visited the temple as well, though a few years back. I like that Ba'hai is accepting of all the major religious traditions. If only we could all be a little more like that.