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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:22 PM
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40 of the most impressive churches in the world
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:45 PM
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1. Cool. Number 27 just sent me a-googling.
Partly because of the fake-looking people, I wondered if it could be CGI, but apparently it's in Barcelona. It's a late 19th century church that has never been completed.

Nice link.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:52 PM
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2. Yes - the Sagrada Familia!
That is an incredible building and is one of the few on the list I recognized right off. The architect's work is seen throughout Barcelona and all of it is amazing, if you ever get a chance to go.

Thanks for looking!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:04 PM
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3. Barcelona has long been on my short list. Thanks. nt
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:17 PM
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4. It's still being constructed
IMHO, that church should be higher on the list.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:28 PM
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5. I don't think they're ranked...just 40 churches "in no particular order"
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:28 PM
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6. ... Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to name the church in honor of his grandfather Kaiser Wilhelm I ...
In the Second World War, on the night of November 23, 1943, the church ... was largely destroyed but part of the spire and much of the entrance hall survived ... This was designed by Egon Eiermann and consists of four buildings grouped around the remaining ruins of the old church. The initial design included the demolition of the spire of the old church but following pressure from the public, it was decided to incorporate it into the new design ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilhelm_Memorial_Church
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:12 AM
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19. I love that church
the light in it is just amazing.



taken last November
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 02:49 PM
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21. I'm pretty sure I was inside it as a kid in 62, not long after it was finished: I remember
visiting what I thought was a strange-looking church built around a ruined tower, and I also remember being inside a church with a brilliantly blue-lit interior around the same time
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:10 PM
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7. We have a replica of #4 here in Fargo.
Beautiful church.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:14 PM
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8. The Dom in Cologne is creepy.....but rather awesome.
I walked up on one of those elevated platforms at La Sagrada Familia. The view is awesome. But personally, I think it's the ugliest of the Gaudis in Barcelona.


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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 07:53 AM
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16. You're right, the Dom is creepy
We toured Dom Kln on a dark winter day. All those dark spaces and human body parts in fancy cases. Very creepy. Maybe it would have been a different experience on a bright summer day.
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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:07 PM
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9. And at the bottom, 'You might also like....'
....huh?
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:38 PM
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10. #1 is in Independence, MO just a few miles away from me
It is a pretty cool structure.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:29 PM
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11. #14 is the Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida
Originally named for Ben Hill Griffin (Kathryn Harris' grandfather) it was dedicated about the same time Wireman became President of the then Florida Presbyterian College in 1969.
http://www.eckerd.edu/wireman/index.php?f=history

I attended that college in 1970-1971. Only went in the chapel once for an artist production based on the Beatles Abbey Road. I always thought of it as the Spider Cathedral.
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:46 PM
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12. My vote is for #17.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 12:08 AM
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13. #23 took me a second...but then I lol'd
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
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blue_roses_lib Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 12:53 AM
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14. Thanks for posting this!
#8: Chapel of the Holy Cross Sedona AZ https://www.chapeloftheholycross.com/store/ Sorry, the website keeps coming up in the storefront.

Are 17 and 18 the same? Must research.

#22: That is just cool.

#30: St. Basil's, actually called Cathedral of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat.

On my bucket list... http://www.shm.ru/pokrovskiy.html Site in Russian.

#31 and #32 Church of St George, 13th century rock hewn, Etheopia.

#33: St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. http://www.stjosephukr.com/

#35: Something to research, along with numbers 10, 28, 23, 19, 18/17..... ok the rest of ths list! I find this stuff fascinating.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 02:03 AM
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15. #23
Is Mr. Eko's hand built church from LOST. :rofl:
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blue_roses_lib Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 11:11 PM
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22. oh.
Hehehe, never watched LOST. :rofl: :rofl:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:05 AM
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17. #2 St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
Edited on Tue Jan-18-11 08:09 AM by MissHoneychurch
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 09:58 AM
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26. You take such beautiful pictures
This one is as good as the one used in the article. The church is made to appear very ethereal.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:10 AM
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18. #11 Bakhchisaray Cave Monastery, Crimea, Ukraine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uspensky_Cave_Monastery

And a picture by me from this Church

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 08:14 AM
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20. Number 3 looks like a side view of a McDonald's. Well, a holy McDonald's.
It would've been nice it they'd included some info on these.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 11:10 PM
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23. but - where are they?
Am I missing something? I see photos, but no indication of where the churches are... very frustrating.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 12:08 AM
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24. I wish they had a little blurb about each one as well. We've tried to identify a few here
in the thread. Feel free to add any that you know.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-20-11 09:22 AM
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25. Jesus is weeping, thinking of all the hungry who could be fed with
this excess.
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