Places of Worship

Remember the post from the other day about the Golden Temple and the men and women who walked miles to visit it? Well, if you don't remember what the Golden Temple looked like from other posts, can you see it below: 

Canon 5D Mark II, 85mm f/1.8  |  f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO-1600

Canon 5D Mark II, 85mm f/1.8  |  f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO-1600

It's pretty amazing in pictures and up, close and personal. You can see how much it glows from the reflection in the water. We didn't walk into the temple--it had a very large line and crowd. We decided to peruse the sidewalk that surrounded the temple and observed the people around us. It was interesting being a bystander!

Places of worship intrigue me. They can be ornate (like the Golden Temple) or as simple as a room in a home with no decorations at all. What people define as worship is also an interesting idea that I'd like to explore further one day, especially cross-culturally or between the East and West. I think I'd find many interesting answers!

Hope you're enjoying "The Week of Reflections"! More to come soon.