Places of Worship


Anywhere can evolve into a place of worship, but the places that become architecturally interesting are those invested with special meaning, especially those that embody the values that their builders hold to be most important. When these places attract the devotions of thousands or millions of devotees, all determined to give as much as they can to sustain the place and make it as special as possible, then the results can be astounding. The driving force in such a case is not economy but the aspiration to show how much the god or the principles are valued.

The results are varied across the world, but they show what groups of ...

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