The architecture of Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, North Carolina is reminiscent of a fine European cathedral. The exterior of the building is of gray Georgia granite with Indiana limestone trim. The spire is of extruded and structural aluminum rising 164 ft. 6 in. from the terrace floor at the entrance. The belfry below the spire is built up of carved and molded limestone tracery, giving a lacy and ethereal feeling to the church tower. The main entrance is of limestone having carvings similar to those found on French Gothic churches.
The Road Untraveled, an art sculpture by Diane Maclean in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral, England
Salisbury Cathedral – Officially referred to as the Cathedral of Saint Mary, this Anglican cathedral is a beautiful testament to early English architecture and stems deep back into English history. Standing at over 400 ft tall, the cathedral’s spire stands as the tallest in the United Kingdom. The cathedral’s main body was completed in 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.
A framed vantage point to view Wells Cathedral in England
Two ladies having coffee totally oblivious to the beauty of Wells Cathedral in England
Built between 1175 and 1490 Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals.” Set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city – Wells, it is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style and has an international reputation.
The historic City of Wells is a medieval city with its history going back to Roman times when there was a settlement, probably because of the springs that bubble up here. Wells gets its name from these springs which can today be found in the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace.
Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral.
Duke University Chapel, like many Christian churches and cathedrals, is cruciform, with a nave that measures 291 feet long, 63 feet wide, and 73 feet high. The walls and vaults of the nave and transepts are constructed from Guastavino tile and were sealed in 1976 to increase sound reverberation and enhance the sound of the organ.
Arguably Santa Fe’s most photographed building, this ornate Romanesque cathedral stands in grandiose contrast to much of the city’s traditional Pueblo Revival architecture. The elaborate structure was commissioned in 1869 by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy—the founder of the Franciscan order immortalized in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. We were there on Good Friday and could not go inside as the cathedral was preparing for mass.
Qorikancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered temples of the capital city of Cusco. The Spanish colonists built the Church of Santo Domingo on the site, demolishing the temple and using its foundations for the cathedral.
A tree and its branch provides a natural frame for the Ulm Cathedral in Germany
A tower in a German cathedral provides a unique viewing perspective of the town
The modern glass window creates reflections of the traditional cathedral in Ulm, Germany