architectural style … or not …

I don’t think that one could never accuse American Churches of having overwhelmingly good architectural style. Our European friends have us beat hands-down in that category, as can be seen in this photo of a breathtaking church in Iceland.


I will confess that viewing pictures of the magnificent churches and cathedrals of Europe sometimes make me wonder uncomfortably about the wealth that went into their creation. But gotta be something to be said about gathering to worship in a place of such stunning architectural beauty—and I find myself wishing that a stronger aesthetic streak ran in American circles.


I may have noted this link before, but it seems relevant here: a Slate slideshow of American megachurch architecture.

I will not deny those are impressive structures, but why do they all have to look so much like airport terminals? lol

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