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10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland
Iceland

10 Must Visit Churches in Iceland

Posted In: Destinations | Iceland
We spent an amazing 18 days exploring Iceland.  The churches in this beautiful country are unique and usually are accompanied by stunning scenery.  The churches on this list are in order of us visiting them as we drove clockwise around Iceland. 1 – Reykholt Church There are two churches on this site, with this church being the oldest, dating back to 1896.  The church sits behind its new counterpart and amongst an old cemetery.  It is also open to the public. 2 – Budir Black Church[...]
Sacre Coeur

Be Respectful in Places of Worship

Posted In: Travel Tips
It should go without saying that you would be respectful when visiting any place of worship.  Well you would think so.  Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Let me give you an example.  We visited the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo.  As is usual in Cairo, it was hot when we were there.  But I knew we would be visiting this and other mosques on the day.  We both dressed in long pants, my shirt had 3/4 length sleeves and my husband wore a short sleeve button up shirt.  I also took a scarf with me but didn’t[...]
St John's Catholic Church, Richmond
Richmond

St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond

Posted In: Australia | Destinations
St John’s Catholic Church, is found on the banks of the Coal River is located in Richmond, Tasmania and is the oldest still-functioning Catholic Church in Australia. The church opened on 31 December 1837.  The church is considered Australia’s oldest Catholic Church, although this may not be totally accurate.  The foundation stone for St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was laid in 1821, but the original chapel was destroyed by fire in 1865. The church is a short walk from the Richm[...]
St Maria Basilica
Rome

Santa Maria degli Angeli – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Destinations | Italy
The Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, also known as Santa Maria degli Angeli, is an ancient Roman bath converted into a church in the 16th century.  It was designed by Michelangelo. It is located on the Piazza della Repubblica, not far from the Termini train station. The site originally held the largest public baths in the city and were completed in 306.  However, over time these baths fell into ruin.  It was not until 1533 when a Cardinal acquired the site that it was used a[...]