The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Ngọc Hoàng; official name: Ngọc Hoàng Điện 玉皇殿, "Jade Emperor Temple") is a Taoist pagoda located at 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was built by the Chinese community in 1909. It is also known from 1984 by the new Chinese name Phước Hải Tự (福海寺, "Luck Sea Temple" ), and as the...
VATICAN CITY - SEPTEMBER 21: unidentified woman visiting St. Peter's Basilica Altar in Vatican City on September 21, 2013 in Rome, Italy. One of the world's most visited sacred sites with 7 Million annual visitors.
A tourist photographs The Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) or "Il Vittoriano", a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy.
ROME - SEPTEMBER 22: stunning chandelier at the St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven Basilica on September 22, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Completed on the 12th century it is considered Church of the city council of Rome.
ROME - SEPTEMBER 22: antique column at the St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven Basilica on September 22, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Completed on the 12th century it is considered Church of the city council of Rome.
VATICAN CITY - SEPTEMBER 21: stunning interior of Saint Peter's Basilica with people in motion blur in Vatican City on September 21, 2013 in Rome, Italy. One of the world's most visited sacred sites with 7 Million annual visitors.
Sunset of December in Caltabellotta, Sicily, nominated one of the 20 most beautiful towns in Italy by a travel site. The town name comes from the Arab and it means "oaks fortress", but the location has seen civilization since prehistory, proved by the presence of some ruins among which the sacrifical altar seen in the foreground, erected in the eastern...
The Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal) was not originally built to be a cathedral - it obtained that status only in the 19th century. When Sint-Salvator was founded in the 10th century, it was just a common parish church.
A Buddhist shrine at the back of an indoor market in Singapore. Flanked by a pair of red silk lanterns representing good luck and prosperity, on a small altar sits an ornamental brass incense burner. Customers and workers pray at the shrine, sometimes leaving small offerings of food to appease and pay respect to their ancestors.