The Black Forest

An open air museum in the Gutach Valley in Germany, where farm houses from various parts of the Black Forest were reconstructed giving the visitor an opportunity to time travel as it were and meet the people and experience the culture that permeated this southern part of Germany

Black Forest devotional faith

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Lisieux

St. Therese, the Little Flower, was canonised in 1925.  Shortly thereafter, a Basilica was built in her honour atop the hill overlooking the monastery where she lived and died in the odour of sanctity.

Lisieux

Affliction

The chosen people experienced a snake infestation while sojourning in the desert.  Moses was instructed to put up a pole with a snake as a means of deliverance from the affliction.  A memorial was placed on Mount Nebo, where Moses was said to have viewed the Promised Land before he died.

Affliction

Tallinn

Interestingly, this Orthodox Cathedral was intended to be demolished in 1924 because it was regarded as a symbol of oppression.  It was saved only by the lack of funds.  It was meticulously restored when Estonia got its independence from Russia in 1991.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tallinn