Came across these spectacular churches while trying to search for simple and rustic ideas for my (very soon to be constructed) church back home.
Thorn Crown ChapelThis is the Thorn Crown Chapel located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas... looks pretty neat huh.
Church of Hallgrímur
The Hallgrímskirkja (a Lutheran church) is located in Iceland, and it is designed to resemble basalt lava flows that are characteristic of Iceland. The church is also used as an observation tower.
Chapelle of Saint Michel
The Chapelle of Saint Michel perched atop a needle of a rock is located in Auvergne, France. 268 stone steps wind their way up to this quaint little ancient church. Doesn't it look absolutely dreamy...
Borgund Stave Church
This is the Borgund Stave Church located in Lærdal, Norway... t'was built somewhere in the late 12th century, definitely awesome.
Las Lajas Cathedral
The Las Lajas Cathedral (Sanctuary of our Lady) located in Columbia, South America is certainly awe inspiring and majestic. Legend has it that an Indian woman named Maria Mueses de Quiñones was carrying her deaf-mute child on her back when Mother Mary appeared, and this apparition miraculously caused the child to speak. Later on, a mysterious painting of the Virgin Mary carrying a baby was discovered on the wall of the cave. Supposedly, studies of the painting showed no proof of paint or pigments on the rock- instead, when a core sample was taken, it was found that the colours were impregnanted in the rock itself to a depth of several feet.
Chapel of St. Gildas
The Chapel of St. Gildas sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France. It has been built into the base of a rocky cliff and was once a holy place of the druids. St. Gildas is said to have preached Christianity to the people from this rocky perch.
Church of St. George
The church of St. George located in Lalibela, Ethiopia is completely carved out of stone in the shape of a cross.
Cathedral of Brasilia
From outside it hardly looks like a church I know, but the interior is spectacular. Three angels are seen suspended from the ceiling and the lighting inside ought to be beautiful what with all that coloured glass...
Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
I know! It does seem fitting for the Air Force, looks like it will fly you straight to heaven with those seventeen spires. This chapel is extraordinary in the sense that it has three distinct places of worship as seen below...
The Protestant Chapel is located in the upper level and designed to seat about 1200 people. If you notice carefully you will be able to make out the amazing 46 foot (14m) aluminium cross suspended from the ceiling...
The Jewish Chapel which occupies a part of the lower level is circular in shape and designed to seat about 100 people.
The Catholic Chapel is also located on the lower leavel & seats about 500 people. The Annunciation is depicted on the glass mosaic mural as seen.
Chapel of the Holy Cross
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is an iconic Catholic chapel built into an elevated rock in Sedona, Arizona. This chapel has a universal appeal due to its amazing views which are truly spectacular and awe inspiring.
Basilica of Our Lady of Tears
The Basilica of Our Lady of Tears is located in Syracusa, Italy. This Basilica was constructed after an image of the Blessed Mother started weeping, then miracles started taking place.
I saved the best for last...
Chapel of the Transfiguration
This has got to be the best chapel in the whole wide world, fell in love with it instantly. This Chapel is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is a simple and rustic log cabin nestled in an idyllic landscape with those awe inspiring mountains as a backdrop. Check out the altar, no stained glass or fancy mosaic mural will ever be able to capture the feeling of awesomeness as you gaze outside at the mountains... blindingly pure and beautiful. See those log benches, so quaint and rustic.