2021 week 24: architecture – details or partial view of houses of worship

In each and every country you will find churches, temples, mosques, synagogues or whatever such houses of worship are called depending on religion and culture.
We had a similar challenge in 2015, week 36, but then it was to photograph the complete buiding. This week the challenge is to photograph a unique or interesting detail or a partial view, within or on the outside of any of such buildings, no matter if it is an impressive cathedral (mosque, synagogue, temple) or a tiny chapel.
Look around, find an interesting POV, consider the best perspective, think about which focal length to use to get the best result.
Some background information regarding the buiding (location, age, belief etc.) would be a nice addition to your photo.

Example photos:

partial view of the Coptic-Orthodox church Maria vom Siege / Vienna
by Klaus Deisenberger
pillar in the Anglican church of St. Andrews – Wells, Somerset, England
by Klaus Deisenberger

roof of a Greek Orthotox chapel in Georgopolis, Crete, Greece
by Klaus Deisenberger
reflection of the vaults of Salisbury cathedral (Church of England) in the babstimal font
by Klaus Deisenberger
details above the entrance to the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque (Shiite) at Naqsch-e Dschahma sqare in Isfahan, Iran
by Klaus Deisenberger
entrance to a small Roman Catholic church in Gradenegg, Carinthia, Austria
by Klaus Deisenberger
details of the roof of the Buddhist temple Bulgugsa in Gyongju, Gyongsang province, South Korea
by Klaus Deisenberger

Challenge Summary

  • Take a new photo of an interesting or unique detail or a partial view of a church, mosque, synagogue, temple etc.
  • Post your photo during the week from Sunday, June 13 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  1. Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  2. Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo:  #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  3. Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.


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