Sacred Places

An investigation into ancient and contemporary sacred places of worship and pilgrimage contrasting some of the rituals associated with the richness of different beliefs systems and their expressions.  

Church, Utah, USA
Spirit house, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Temple in a tent, Kumbh Mela, Allahbad, India
Church statues, kerela, India
Burning Ghats, cremation site, Varanasi, India
Mosque at the Taj Mahal, India
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Gaudi Cathedral, Barcelona, Spain.
Easter in Cinque Terra, Italy
Spirit entrance, Pantheon, Rome
Fantasy Grotto, Kerela, India
Jizo Bodhisattva, protector of the ‘never born’ represented through child figurines, cemetery, Kamakura, Japan
Lorraine Motel, Memphis TN, USA. National Civil Rights Museum and scene of Martin Luther King’s assassination
Elvis Presley’s grave, Graceland, Memphis TN, USA
Pet Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Voodoo Queen, Marie Leveau’s tomb, New Orleans, USA
Jim Morrison’s grave, Pére Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France
Karl Marx’s grave, Highgate Cemetery. London, UK
Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey
Cemetery, County Galway, Ireland
Cemetery, Kerela, India
Avenue of the dead, ceremonial centre, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Monument Valley, Utah, United States. Sacred Navajo land.
Mosque, Kerela, India
Underground mosque, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujurat, India
The Mother Temple of Besakih, Bali, Indonesia
Borobudur Buddhist momument, Java, Indonesia.
Namdroling Monastery, India
Wat Phra Thart Doi Suthep, hill temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thikse monastery, Leh, Ladakh, India
Stupas, Leh, Ladakh, India
Newgrange Burial Mound, Neolithic period. Ireland
Stone Henge, England.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Prayer chapel, Kerela, India
Offerings to the Ganges, Varanasi, India
Ritual bathing in the Ganges, Kumbh Mela, Allahbad, India
Ritual bathing in the Ganges, Kumbh Mela, Allahbad, India
Bull sarcophagus, Royal cremation pyre, Bali, Indonesia
Church altar, Kerela, India
A little Goddess and her Mother, Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India
Flower garland on the banks of the Ganges, Kumbh Mela, Allahbad, India
All images © Shaun Fynn