Friday File: Houses Of Worship 'Magnets'

One of the interesting things we find about churches in other countries is that how many of their visitors — we suspect — don’t attend church at home. There’s something alluring about old churches. Maybe it’s the architecture that reflects its time. Maybe it’s the colorful stained glass windows. Or its statues. Or its tranquility. Or maybe just because it’s there, and so are we. Something churches always have is a photo-op, and these are some of ours…

Temple in Cambodia

In Oudong (Cambodia), a Buddhist temple that defies description

Barcelona

In Barcelona, a magnificent church not called La Sagrada Familia

Cathedral of San Lorenzo

In Italy, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, dating back to Roman times

Guadaloupe Church

In Mexico, the colorful Guadaloupe Church in the heart of Huatulco

Ajaccio

On the French island of Ajaccio, as tasteful a sanctuary as you’ll see

Angkor Wat templeAt Angkor Wat, this display was in a building adjacent to the main temple

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