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Favorite Church Architecture

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Eucharisted, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. TheeCatholic

    TheeCatholic Newbie

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    Both!!
    There's no place like St Peters, thats for sure
     
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    tadoflamb Stop plate tectonics!

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    I personally like the modest wood chapel style unique to Eastern Orthodoxy.
     
  5. Mr Dave

    Mr Dave God Save The Queen!

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    Tewkesbury Abbey as the current flooding encroaches

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    Mr Dave God Save The Queen!

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    Brechin Cathedral

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    Darth Bagel Well-Known Member

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    It's been almost a year since I originally thought I was going (time gets away from ya when it comes to hobbies such as this), but today my wife and I went with my parents out to New Clairvaux to sample a new Rosé wine that they came out with last week, while out there I shot some photos—they're not the best but at least I was able to follow through. I may post these in OBOB just to share with my Catholic friends. :)

    Just a recap - this project is called "The Sacred Stones" and in which they're taking the original stones from Santa Maria de Ovila in Spain (and which were held by the William Randolph Hearst foundation until the 90's or so) and reconstructing the original monastery to be used by the Trappists in Vina. It's quite amazing to brush your hands along stones that have been around since the early 13th century. I believe this monastery was constructed around the time that Europe launched the Fifth Crusade.

    Outside the Chapter House:
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    Window architecture
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    Looking straight up at the arched ceilings, you can't tell they ascend upward from this angle...
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    Interior archway
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    Looking out to the walnut orchard
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    Ceiling detail
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    One of the columns, I love the intricacy of the masonry
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    More detail around the archway
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    Close up of the south window
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    East facing window (one of three)
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    For good measure...
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    Cheers. :)
     
  8. ephesians4:2

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    I dont know if anyones posted this church yet?
    Church of the Light by Japanese architect Tadao Ando
    A beautiful play of light and concrete creating a spiritually inspiring space.

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    Pic of sanctuary

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    Another pic of sanctuary looking in the opposite direction.
     
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  9. bbbbbbb

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    Okay, it is time to revive this thread.

    Would anyone care to take a stab as to the location of this church building?

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  10. A New Dawn

    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman! Supporter

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    Candor, NY?
     
  11. bbbbbbb

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    No, it is actually in Qingdao, China. Who would've guessed that? Not me.

    Would you like to post a pic for myself and others to guess at?
     
  12. Girder of Loins

    Girder of Loins Future Math Teacher

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    Catholics and anyone else with big buildings have it so good. The acoustics are perfect(no sound techs needed), and everything is so beautiful and glorifying to God.
     
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    A New Dawn God is bigger than the boogeyman! Supporter

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    I didn't really think it was in Candor, NY, but it looks exactly like a lot of churches in the Central NY area. LOL.
     
  14. bbbbbbb

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    Okay. Here is another church, with a big hint.

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  15. A New Dawn

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    It's in Africa somewhere, right?????
     
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    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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