The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Other Images of Istanbul

I'll admit it. This is the most beautiful place of worship I've ever been in. There have been many times many times in our travels when I have been speechless. Looking up at [...]

By |2018-11-14T22:21:48+00:00October 24, 2018|Categories: Asia, Europe, Photo of the Day, Turkey|Tags: , |4 Comments

Strasbourg Cathedral, France

The Cathedral of Strasbourg, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture, is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Take a visual tour of some of its highlights.

By |2018-10-30T14:07:02+00:00January 5, 2018|Categories: Europe, France, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Basilica of Notre Dame, Montreal, Canada

The bright blue Basilica of Notre Dame of Montreal is one of the most striking and beautiful churches we've seen in all our travels. It's elaborate and beautiful decoration is reminiscent of such later gems as St. Matthias in Budapest and Notre Dame in Lyon.

By |2016-07-17T20:16:48+00:00July 17, 2016|Categories: Canada, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Above the Altar, Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Of all the cathedrals we've seen, Strasbourg Cathedral is certainly one of my favorites. The original church was started in the 8th Century, and went through several iterations before being completed in the 15th Century. [...]

By |2016-01-23T09:29:12+00:00January 23, 2016|Categories: Europe, France, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The Fortified Churches of Transylvania, Romania

The courtyard between the church and the wall at the Prejmer church. Notice the wall has lots of doors. These were apartments, storerooms, workshops, and even a school for the villagers when they were [...]

By |2018-03-06T16:01:56+00:00January 16, 2016|Categories: Europe, Romania, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |6 Comments

The Windows of the Regensburg Cathedral

The altar and apse windows of the Regensburg Cathedral. Luckily not destroyed by allied bombers in World War II. The window featuring the Virgin in blue over the side altar at Regensburg. [...]

By |2015-11-25T08:01:16+00:00November 25, 2015|Categories: Europe, Germany, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |4 Comments

The Wooden Churches, Maramures, Romania

The Wooden Church at Plopsis, Romania The history of the wooden churches of Maramures, which dot the villages of north western Romania is an interesting one. The Maramures region is primarily an Orthodox, [...]

By |2018-03-12T12:33:13+00:00November 16, 2015|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Romania, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |10 Comments