I recently took a weekend trip up to Exeter, NH to visit my mother. It was so nice to get out of the city and see a little more of quaint, small-town New England, particularly with a light snow falling. (I’ve subsequently had repeated visions of myself making some sort of living where I could hang out in quaint New England coffee shops all day, writing and musing about whatever caught my fancy; and/or opening my own bookstore which would serve complimentary and endless cups of hot chocolate with marshmallows).
I unfortunately didn’t catch the names/exact locations of the churches below because I was literally jumping out of the car on the way to the train station to snap quick pics. I’ll have to look them up next time I’m back.
Congregation Kehillath Israel (I’ve attended one service here and the interior is just as stunning as the outside!):
And Temple Ohabei Shalom:
(I like the zebra mitten in this photo).
Boston has so many amazing religious spaces…I feel like I frequently will turn a corner and suddenly encounter a great big stone beauty of a building that I had no idea even existed. The architecture of religious spaces, and particularly interfaith spaces, is something I hope to have more time to study after I graduate (in just 2 short months, insha’llah!).
I would be happy to hear about any religious spaces you find particularly beautiful, interesting, or inspiring!