Tag: religion

  • To Russia with Love: Church of the Savior on Blood, St Petersburg

    written by neja on 2012-11-06 in #world #locations
    To Russia with Love: Church of the Savior on Blood, St Petersburg

    One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Russia. Church of the Savior on Blood has a long and troubled history. One could say it is a miracle that we can still go to St Petersburg and enjoy seeing it.

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  • Appreciating Films: West Beyrouth (1998)

    written by webo29 on 2011-12-05 in #lifestyle
    Appreciating Films: West Beyrouth (1998)

    When I picked up West Beyrouth from our awesome DVD rental place, I thought it was a film about war in Lebanon and that the boy on the cover was holding a gun. Turns out it was a Super 8 camera and not a weapon (the way it should be). Oh, and yes, the film’s worth watching.

  • La Mezquita: the Mosque of Cordoba

    written by neja on 2011-10-21 in #world #locations
    La Mezquita: the Mosque of Cordoba

    The Mezquita, the jewel of Andalusia. To be honest, I didn't know anything about Cordoba when we went there. I heard it was worth visiting, but I didn't know why.

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  • Main Cemetery Frankfurt: A Place of Peace

    written by xxxanderrr on 2011-10-11 in #world #locations
    Main Cemetery Frankfurt: A Place of Peace

    Open since 1828, the Main Cemetery of Frankfurt offers a place of peace for those who passed on and those who were left behind. It is a place of calm, and one might think it's drowned in sorrow and perhaps to an extent it is. . . for only when directly confronted with death do you realize the magnificence of life.

  • The Mosta Dome

    written by webo29 on 2011-08-24 in #world #locations
    The Mosta Dome

    It’s pretty and imposing to look at but trust me, you don’t want to be sleeping next to it. Read on for an insider’s opinion about Mosta’s landmark church: The Rotunda.

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  • Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    written by bravebird on 2011-01-30 in #world #locations
    Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    Sin and luck, death, birth and reincarnation - all combined in one of the most fascinating, oldest and holiest cities of India. Hindu pilgrims gather from all over the country to wash themselves free of all sin and guilt at the shores of the river Ganges. In addition to that, an old ritual attracts thousands of pilgrims: they seek to cremate their relatives at the burning ghats of the river.

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  • Church-Hopping Around Macau Island

    written by syyip22 on 2010-12-07 in #world #locations
    Church-Hopping Around Macau Island

    I'm a free thinker when it comes to religion but has always been obsessed by the craftsmanship of buildings - especially churches. Besides that, I've always been attracted to the holy and tranquil atmosphere inside churches. I always feel calm and peaceful inside as if there's nothing to fear. Therefore, whenever traveling to another country, I always include visiting churches to my itinerary.

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  • Elx, the City of the Palm Trees.

    written by saidseni on 2010-07-19 in #world #locations
    Elx, the City of the Palm Trees.

    Elche is a small desert-like city in the Spanish Valencia Community. It's name in Valencian is Elx and it is best known for its palm trees.

  • St Vincent day in Valencia, Spain

    written by neja on 2010-06-24 in #world #locations
    St Vincent day in Valencia, Spain

    23 of January- Holiday of the St.Vincent Martyr, the patron of Valencia. San Vicente Martír was born in Huesca in the 4th century, and studied religion in Zaragoza. In those days, Christianity was more like a cult, and the Roman emperors still in charge looked upon it disfavorably.

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  • The Great Mosque of Touba (Sénégal)

    written by azurblue on 2010-02-25 in #world #locations
    The Great Mosque of Touba (Sénégal)

    The Great Mosque of Touba, though it is not well not outside Sénégal - is one of the largest mosque of Africa.

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  • Tevaitoa

    written by vicuna on 2010-02-21 in #world #locations
    Tevaitoa

    There's one very special place on Raiatea I'd like to show you: it's located in the village of Tevaitoa on the west coast. This village has a place that can perfectly symbolize 3 important moments of the history of Raiatea and Polynesia. On the same place you can find a marae, a protestant church and a battlefield of and ultimate fight against the french army in 1897...

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  • Marae of Taputapuatea

    written by vicuna on 2010-02-21 in #world #locations
    Marae of Taputapuatea

    When I arrived on Raiatea last summer and asked people what could be interesting to visit on this island, all told me "marae of Taputapuatea".... sorry, but "mara-what of Tapauatatu what????" Didn't absolutely understand what was the name of this place and what it could be.... Curious to know more about this strange place? Don't worry, I'll explain it to you :)

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  • St. Archangel Michael Church in Marijampolė

    written by dogma on 2010-02-01 in #world #locations
    St. Archangel Michael Church in Marijampolė

    In my city, Marijampolė, catholic people have two places to visit on Sundays. One of them is St. Archangel Michael Church and another St. Vincent Saint Paul Church. Both of them have a great history and interesting facts, but for now lets have a closer look at the St. Archangel Michael Church.

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  • Russian Orthodox Church

    written by fookshit on 2009-11-11 in #world #locations
    Russian Orthodox Church

    Constructed during the late 1800's, this is where the orthodox Russians gather on Christmas and Easter festivities. An experience you shouldn't miss!

  • Wotrubakirche

    written by cruzron on 2009-11-01 in #world #locations
    Wotrubakirche

    Check out one of the funkiest churches you'll ever see in your entire life at Wotrubakirche in Vienna!

  • Catedral de Sal, Zipaquira, Colombia

    written by lolfox on 2009-09-21 in #world #locations
    Catedral de Sal, Zipaquira, Colombia

    An underground cathedral built entirely out of salt... lick the walls if you don't believe it. It's somehow hard to take pictures in this place, you need long exposures, or maybe high ISO film.

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  • The Sea of Galilee

    written by jogintas on 2009-08-13 in #world #locations
    The Sea of Galilee

    The lowest freshwater lake in Earth has a lot to offer: strong both - in religion and nature...

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  • The Oldest and Lowest City in the World - Jericho, Israel

    written by jogintas on 2009-07-08 in #world #locations
    The Oldest and Lowest City in the World - Jericho, Israel

    Jericho is the lowest permanently inhabited site on earth. It is also believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. Want to join?

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  • Dead Sea Beaches

    written by jogintas on 2009-07-03 in #world #locations
    Dead Sea Beaches

    The Dead Sea with salty water let's you float so you can not drown...

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  • La "Bonne Mère" or Basilica "Notre dame de la Garde" of Marseille

    written by vicuna on 2009-06-11 in #world #locations
    La "Bonne Mère" or Basilica "Notre dame de la Garde" of Marseille

    If you ask anyone from Marseille what building is the symbol of the town, they will all answer you "La Bonne Mère"! Indeed, the "Good Mother" is the main cathedral of Marseille and is the holy protector of the whole city and people of Marseille

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  • Templo de Santiago de Tupátaro

    written by lomollete on 2009-03-27 in #world #locations
    Templo de Santiago de Tupátaro

    This pretty sixteenth century church is a great place to go, see, and shoot.

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  • Higantes Festival of Angono, Rizal

    written by eazy360 on 2009-03-10 in #world #locations
    Higantes Festival of Angono, Rizal

    Religious revelry and local fanfare characterize most festivals in the Philippine islands. One such festive celebration occurs a stone's throw away from Metro Manila. Every November 23, the lakeside town of Angono in Rizal province wakes up to a big and bright celebration in honor of the town's patron, St. Clement.

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  • Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

    written by wil6ka on 2009-02-04 in #world #locations
    Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland

    Since Reykjavik is a very small capital you really can walk to Hallgrímskirkja on foot. And hence it’s so huge you probably see the tip of it from every point of the city. Interesting how the Icelandic people deal with religion. Surely it means a great deal to the people if you live on a cold rock with nothing on but ice. But with their special and awkwardly great sense for style and design they have set their mark even on the architecture of sacred places.

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  • Geghard Monastery

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-22 in #world #locations
    Geghard Monastery

    If you aim high you have to take steep steps. That would be the perfect description for the Geghard Monastery in Armenia. This outstanding example for religious architecture is not short of awkward atributes, which made it a UNESCO world heritage. Geghard was originally named Ayrivank, which means "monastery of the cave" and that surely is the allegory that fits this monument best because it is assembled in the natural landscape of the mountains and becomes a part of the stones. It was built in 1215 at site of a sacred cave-spring.

  • Manaoag Church

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-01-13 in #world #locations
    Manaoag Church

    The town of Manaoag Pangasinan was named after a legend of a man who was walking along a field and heard a sweet voice calling. When he trailed the voice, he saw an image of a woman with a rosary in one hand and a child in her arms standing on a branch of a tall tree. After the apparition, the tree was taken down and carved into the image of the Virgin Mary. Thus the name, "Manaoag" which is "man" meaning "to" prefixed to "taoag" meaning "to call" is given to the place where the apparition of Mary occurred. Some versions of the story say that it was lightning that struck the tree down but it left an imprint of Mary’s face on it.

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  • Cathedral de Sacré Coeur

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-04 in #world #locations
    Cathedral de Sacré Coeur

    This is one site - that is, as far as I know, not mentioned in any travel book - but for me it is a very astonishing place: The Cathedral de Sacré Coeur in Oran (Algeria). During the French occupation in Algeria the authorities turned the Islamic state bit by bit into a Christian copy of France.

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  • 7 mosques of Bani

    written by vicuna on 2008-12-04 in #world #locations
    7 mosques of Bani

    The 7 mosques of Bani are one of the most important religious and cultural places of Burkina Faso and Sahel area. Bani is a little city (4000 people are living there)in the north part of the country and is famous for this amazing architectural construction of 7 mosques.

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  • Varkala, Kerala's Goa

    written by -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- on 2008-12-03 in #world #locations
    Varkala, Kerala's Goa

    In Varkala it had just stopped raining when I arrived with a crowded bus. Four hours standing with the ticket inspector that walk on human bodies to be paid from everyone. This is the price to pay if you don’t book two days before or more a train especially at the end of August when in Kerala there is the Onam festival.

  • Mustallik - Independance Square Tashkent

    written by wil6ka on 2008-09-23 in #world #locations
    Mustallik - Independance Square Tashkent

    The biggest square in Toshkent is he independence square. With the change of Politics it changed it face and its significance over the decades and serves as a good example for the east in general. First it was the Cathedral Square fort he Orthodox Church, as the Russian Empire conquered the region.

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  • St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

    written by graefin on 2008-09-19 in #world #locations
    St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

    Like many churches in Germany, St. Nikolai has suffered bomb attacks during the Second World War. It remained a ruin after the war to remind following generations that war is the most terrible thing mankind can do. The church was once one of the seven main churches in the city area of Hamburg although it now is a memorial.