Religious Holy Sites Natalie newton - 4b

Buddha statues, and buddhist themed photos.

One of the first religious sites I visited was a Buddhist Temple in China. The temple was very colorful, and its architecture was identical to an assortment of colorful fire breathing dragons. There was a lot of little details that made up the temple, like how the roof comes into points at the end. Something you wouldn't see a lot of in the states. In these Buddhist Temples, you have to take your shoes and hats off before entering. You must show respect of course, especially to the Buddha Statues which are of utmost importance. Some of them are ivory, gold, or silver but there all of the same amount of importance. It was a great enlightening experience to see the glamours religious site of the Buddhists.

Different shots of Mandirs.

Another religious site I made sure to visit after seeing a lot of interesting pictures was the Hindu's Worship Site the Mandir in India. Probably one of the most interesting all of all the religious sites I saw. Most have many floors, and look almost like stretched out pyramids. They have statues of many different Hindu gods going along the levels of the buildings. Some our very comfortable while others are the color of sand. Similar like the Buddhist temple it's important to dress modestly, and to take off your shoes. It's also important to be clean before coming into a Mandir. These temples are seen very important to Hindus so they must be as grand as possible, and as high as possible. There are all different beautiful examples all over India, the Lotus Temple being one of the most known.

Different shots of Synagogues.

One of the most beautiful religious sites I visited was a Synagogue in Israel. It's different then anything you'd see in the sites. With beautiful, intricate blue along with other colored tiles lining the outside of this jewish holy sites. When entering a traditional Synagogue, men are expected to put on a kippah, and usually women are expected to cover their hair. That's just one of the many rules required in a traditional Synagogue. I saw many gold stars of david all around the Synagogue, some smaller and some larger. It gives off a identical feel of a christian church. Though one thing that sets it apart is The Ark, a special cupboard that is at the front of the main room where the scrolls are kept. Over it was a beautiful holy site to visit on my trip.

Shots of Trinity Church.

One of the closer to home visits for different religious holy sites, was the Trinity Church in New York City. It's a beautiful episcopal church that dates back to being build in 1846. It's one of the most glorious architecture that is located in New York City. It also glass, and statue like detailing covering the whole house of the church. Just anybody can come to the church as it is visited by hundreds of people each year, and has become a tourist attraction for christians. Though it's expected for your to wear modest, nicer clothing upon entering the Lord's House. It's one of the older buildings that I visited along my search of different holy sites. The church is also accompanied with a cemetery that has equally many tourist as the trinity church. It really speaks for how extravagant a church can get to show christians' love, and respect for God.

Different mosques.

My next religious site stop was a Mosque in Turkey. More important the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey, which is a aritcheture masterpiece. With large dome shaped roofs, and pillars that could reach the heavens. It's a holy site that you wouldn't want to miss out on. Most Islam Mosques tend to have dome like roofs, but nothing that compares to the Sultan Ahmed. It's also known as the blue mosque, since the whole inside and out is in tones of blues. Like a buddhist temple you must remove your hat and shoes, women and men should dress as modest as possible, but women she be covering their heads. It's also rude to point your feet at the primary wall of the mosque which indicates the direction of the mecca. Just how large the mosque is says a lot for all muslisms, and how much they value their holy site.

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