*FriFotos – Holy Places*

It’s FriFotos once again! Yay 🙂

This week’s theme is: Holy Places.

I have seen many beautiful holy places during my travels around the world and have stood in awe before them.

I went through my archives and found some of my favorite places where I can kneel down, close my eyes, and give many thanks for all the great things happening in my life & in the lives of those around me!

I’ve chosen the following because they have a special meaning for me.

St-Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

What better way than to start than right here at home. St-Joseph’s oratory is the largest basilica in Canada.

Built on a slope on Mount-Royal, it offers beautiful northeast & northwest views of the island of Montreal.

Visitors from all over the country and continent flock to this holy site. Many miracles have been reported and I have been blessed as well.

Those 100 steps to go up are quite a challenge but totally worth it.  But for those who can’t make it, there is a free shuttle that takes you there.

St-Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

No trip to Rome is complete without visiting the Vatican City!  The history, the richness, the holiness can be felt as soon as you arrive in the eternal city. However, going across the Tiber is crossing into another dimension!

I literally was taken away by all the beauty and mystery found in this tiny city/state.

If those walls could talk! The stories they would tell 😉

It is a definite must in any traveler’s list.

Iglesia de Suchitoto, El Salvador

Suchitoto is a small town north of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador.

It has seen the Spanish colonization in the 16th century, earthquakes and some civil wars that ravaged the country.

It is really impressive and taught me something important. No matter what happens around you and if the world tries to bring you down, you stand tall and never give up. You become stronger than ever 😉

Jeodong Cathedral in Jeonju, South Korea

Jeodong cathedral is one of the largest in all South Korea and according to the Korean Tourism Office KTO, it is National Historic site No 288.

I was a pleasantly surprised when I discovered it during my visit to Jeonju, a city in the southwest of the peninsula.

It’s architecture is really beautiful, it makes you feel like you are somewhere in Europe!

Saint-Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City

I couldn’t leave this magnificent site behind: the one & only, Saint-Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. Its stunning architecture alone leaves you breathless.

It is a safe haven in the middle of the city. If you want to go, head to the chic 5th avenue, between 50th and 51st streets.

It is definitely a must if you are ever in the big apple. I went in last week and took some time to recollect my thoughts & recharge my batteries!

I hope you enjoyed my selection of holy places.

I had a lot of fun choosing them.

L♥ve always,

Kay 🙂

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “*FriFotos – Holy Places*

  1. Laura @Travelocafe says:

    Holy places, be it churches, temples, or cathedrals, they were always fascinating for me. Great list. The latest impressing cathedral I have seen is the one in Seville, and I intend to write about it pretty soon. Besides the recent visit to the cathedral, your post has inspired me, too.

    • travellersoul76 says:

      Thank you so much Laura. Indeed holy places are fascinating yet mysterious.

      I’d love to see & read more about the Cathedral in Seville! Spain has so many incredible & architecture jewels, no doubt about it.

      I left out so many beautiful sites like the Milan Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Assisi Cathedral, Iglesia de la Merced in Antigua which is truly a beauty and many more!

      Tell me what they mean to you and how you feel after visiting them!

      Thanks again for stopping by.

      Love,

      Kay

Thoughts? Comments? They are appreciated ;)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s