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24-03-2014, 10:16 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
Architecture and Art should not be avoided because of religious overtones in my opinion. See them for the artistry.

A few of my favorite places (in no particular order) I've had the opportunity to visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
Amazing location

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque–Cath...of_Córdoba
Enormous, an entire Catholic cathedral was built within it and it looks small!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark's_Basilica
If in Venice...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_de_Paris
Beautiful architecture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
Unbelievable, left me speechless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_the_Sun
Grand in scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey
Sir Isaac Newton has a monument inside, stunning interior

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Baptistery
Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors are magnificent

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24-03-2014, 10:23 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
(24-03-2014 10:16 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey
Sir Isaac Newton has a monument inside, stunning interior

Charles Darwin was buried there as well.

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-his...les-darwin

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24-03-2014, 10:24 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
(24-03-2014 10:16 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Architecture and Art should not be avoided because of religious overtones in my opinion. See them for the artistry.

A few of my favorite places (in no particular order) I've had the opportunity to visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
Amazing location

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque–Cath...of_Córdoba
Enormous, an entire Catholic cathedral was built within it and it looks small!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark's_Basilica
If in Venice...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre_Dame_de_Paris
Beautiful architecture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza
Unbelievable, left me speechless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_the_Sun
Grand in scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey
Sir Isaac Newton has a monument inside, stunning interior

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Baptistery
Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors are magnificent

Don't forget to go see the Baroque porno church.
http://sexualityinart.wordpress.com/2009...t-theresa/

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24-03-2014, 10:25 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
(24-03-2014 10:23 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(24-03-2014 10:16 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey
Sir Isaac Newton has a monument inside, stunning interior

Charles Darwin was buried there as well.

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-his...les-darwin

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True, it is a veritable resting place for the Who's who in English history.

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24-03-2014, 10:33 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
I love architecture and have visited several cathedrals and monasteries when I lived in Europe, and would do so again.

Has nothing to do with the religious background.

If I get back I'm heading straight for Mt. St-Michel. Fucking WOW.

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On a side note: Where I live, several churches have folded and been bought out by developers who turn them into condos. Would love to own an old church. Turn it into a brothel. Or a dungeon. Heh.

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24-03-2014, 10:49 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
Or a Starbucks.


To the OP if you get a chance to see the Vatican do not miss it. By all means recall the shabby tricks used by the bastards to acquire the wealth around you...and do dwell on the irony that they worship a man who allegedly said that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven! Hypocrites? Yes. But do not deny yourself the opportunity to see the splendor they have amassed....for all the wrong reasons.

And, if you make it to Florence, go to the Church of Santa Croce and stand in front of Galileo's tomb and say: "You were right, brother. It moves!"

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24-03-2014, 10:58 PM
RE: Do you visit religious tourist attractions and how do you feel about them?
(24-03-2014 10:49 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  And, if you make it to Florence, go to the Church of Santa Croce and stand in front of Galileo's tomb and say: "You were right, brother. It moves!"


Yer a right fukin POET, you are. Brings tears to me eyes.

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24-03-2014, 11:10 PM
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Those Italians are artistic, man.

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