Since the beginning of time, humans worshiped in dedicated places to get closer to their most revered Deities. Whether it be churches, mosques or temples, these respective places of worship are built with some commonality, they are also some of the most elaborately built structures, and are always a wonder to behold. Some of them still stand, a few thousand years later allowing us a glimpse into the times past. Take a look a few of them from around the world.
Arjuna TempleThis is one of the cultural relics of the past. Arjuna Temple in Dieng, is one of the oldest temples in Central Java, Indonesia. It’s over a thousand years old and only five of them remain standing sturdy in this complex. They are the earliest surviving Hindu temples in central Java and are of great historical importance. Kusuma captured this one with a Z10.
The Church Of The Good ShepherdThis Lake Tekapo church is one of New Zealand’s historical churches. The view surrounding this church is absolutely breath-taking. It was built in 1934 as a memorial to the early settlers and shepherds. Bonyanne captured this photo with a Z10.
Sumadera TempleSumadera Temple was built in 886 by the order of emperor Koko. The current hondo was restructured and updated in 1602. It features a cool display from the famous battle between the Taira clan and the Minamoto clan (1184). This temple is also the head of the Shingon Buddhism Sumadera Sect. Paul captured this photo with a Q10.
Apollon TempleApollo Temple is located near the harbor in an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey called Side. The temple has 6 Korinth style columns on it’s front and back and 11 on each side. The columns are decorated with plants and Medusa heads, a Peripteros style belonging to the 2nd century AD. Akinci captured this one with a Z10.
Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueThis mosque is situated in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It’s considered to be the key point for worship in the country. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late president of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Al Nahyan. Huzefa captured this one with a Z10.