We used to go to church on Sundays

Any day is a good day to visit beautiful old churches – and we certainly saw a lot of them on our recent European trip.

The opulence and wealth on display strikes me as contrary to the heart of Christianity, nevertheless, the architecture, the art, and the atmosphere are often truly breathtaking.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse

Genoa, Rome

Church in St Emilion

Church Santa María la Mayor, Morella

Iglesia Arciprestal, Vinaros

Votive Temple of Christ the King, Messina

Catedral di ValenciaChurch facade, Malta

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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2 Responses to We used to go to church on Sundays

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    I find it sickening that so much money was put into these buildings and they were probably built with virtual slave labour. Having said that they can be spectacular, and if they weren’t churches they probably wouldn’t still exist.

    • frenchfry36 says:

      I guess I would like to think that churches were built as a labour of love, and not by slave labour, but like so much else in this crazy world we live in, so much time, money, effort and resources are channelled into certain projects to the detriment of others.

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