The Crystal Cathedral is a Protestant Christian Church in the city of Garden Grove, in Orange County, California, United States. The prominent architect Philip Johnson designed the main sanctuary building, which was constructed using over 10,000 rectangular panes of glass and its sanctuary seats 2,736 persons. The rectangular panes of glass are not bolted to the structure; instead they are glued to it using a silicone-based glue. This and other measures are intended to allow the building to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8.0.
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An awesome building you captured in a clear bright light, which leads us to the sky (and that is the purpose of a church, isn’t it?)
wow, beautiful. hope it doesn’t hail on it.
Impressive shot of quite an extravagant architectural piece.
i’ve heard of this building on some Christian show, i’ve never seen it before tho, it’s really quite beautiful… great job shooting it!!
oh the fun things you have to think about in cali. great shot. that glass really reflects its surroundings.
That is quite an extravagant church!
awesome mirror building, impressive photo
Amazing… elegant composition .
This is beautiful shot ! Great colours and light.
Superbe Eglise et les prÃ©cautions ont Ã©tÃ© prises pour les sÃ©ismes. Impressionnant.
I like the scenery and the pov
they used an interesting mix of materials for this. i wonder what those small columns at the front are made of.
That is an awesome architecture, with stunning reflection .
Great! If Superman had a warm climate pad, I always thought this would be it.
And moments after you shot this it transformed into Megatron and flew off, right? 😉 (Jeeze I’m a geek…)