Part two of my last post shows 6 more gorgeous and charming churches from around the world!
Wai`oli Hui`ia, a church in Hanalei on the north shore of Kauai, is a popular subject of photographs and paintings. The church welcomes visitors to services. This shingled church was built in the American Gothic architectural style in 1912.
A bride and groom pose for photographs on a bridge over the Griboedov Canal in front of the The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881 by an assassin.
To reach the Chapel of Santa Ana, you need to climb 444 steps up Santa Ana Hill in the Las Peñas neighborhood of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Each step is thoughtfully marked with its number so you know how much farther you must climb to reach the top. To get this view of the chapel and the colorful houses on the hill beyond, climb another fifty steps in the lighthouse. Charming and colorful restored historic homes, shops and cafes line the steps up to the lighthouse with views along the way.
This small church in Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, is called St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. It celebrated its centennial in 2004. This white wooden building is one of the first buildings you see in Carcross, with its small steeple and bell, portico and wood outside chopped ready to feed the burner inside during the harsh winter months.
A pair of beautiful arched doors welcome worshipers to St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock, Vermont. Beautiful flowers in pots adorn each side of the entrances. Established on the green in Woodstock, Vermont in 1827, St. James is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church is a historic church in Wabaunsee, Kansas. The church is named after Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, a financial backer for the town who helped smuggle rifles past pro-slavery forces in crates marked Beecher’s Bibles, and consequently the rifles themselves became known as Beecher’s Bibles.