There is something peaceful about churches. Having seen atleast a dozen from the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa to the St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, I have always enjoying visiting them as a place of prayer as well as a tourist attraction. There is a sort of tranquility that flows through the stained glass windows and the high ceilings, a tranquility that one might get standing at the edge of a cliff.
Photograph reference: The picture above is of one of the modern design windows inside the Cologne Cathedral, Germany. A bit more crowded than most churches but was very beautiful esp since we visited a little after the Christmas and New year celebration. The halls still adorned with decoration and lights it sure was a serene walk through the nave.
“On 25 August 2007, the cathedral received a new stained glass in the south transept window. With 113 square metres (1,220 sq ft) of glass, the window was created by the German artist Gerhard Richter. It is composed of 11,500 identically sized pieces of colored glass resembling pixels, randomly arranged by computer, which create a colorful “carpet”