The Architecture of Worship By tianyu wu

The Notre Dame Cathedral with its sculptures and stained glass windows show the heavy influence of naturalism, unlike that of earlier Romanesque architecture. It was one of the very first Gothic cathedrals, and its construction took place throughout the Gothic period.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque is a historic mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. It was complete built it on 1616.

Blue Mosque is at Istanbul on the top left of the map
Touro Synagogue, Rhode Island

First Jews in Newport. The small but growing colony of Newport, Rhode Island received its first Jewish residents in the 17th century, possibly as early as 1658. The earliest known Jewish settlers arrived from Barbados, where a Jewish community had existed since the 1620s. It was built in 1763 B.C.. It only take place less than one acre on Rhode Island.

Touro Synagogue is where the red dot is on the map
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Tamil Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Meenakshi Temple is where the purple line is on the map
The Potala, Lhasa, Tibet

The Potala Palace is in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva AvalokiteĊ›vara. It was built during the Chinese Tang Dynasty around 637 B.C..

Where The Potala Palace on the map

The Similarities and Differences of Different Architecture

All of this famous buildings are have there own structure and history behind them. They don't look all the same, but they all built for one reason to represent their religion. Also, they don't look the same is because they were built in different country by the different people in different time. Some were built in 600 B.C. and some were built in early 1700s. And another important thing that they built different is there location. Some are on the mountain and some are by the river or sea, so they have to be different.

The similarity is the buildings are all represent or telling us what's there unique religion or some unique traditions that the only have it and no one else have it. So that's there similarity, they all give us a big picture of there religion and there beliefs.

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