Panoramic Photos Capture The Architectural Artistry of the World’s Churches

Richard Silver’s "Vertical Churches" portray stunning details in just one shot

by Angelica Marino
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Stroll inside any relatively noted church and you’ll soon come to the conclusion that religious devotion is the most powerful form of architectural and artistic inspiration. How else could you explain the breathtaking detail found in every crevice of many of the world’s churches? In fact, the task of fully admiring them may seem daunting, as it could take hours to take in everything there is to see.


This dilemma was likely the inspiration behind the work of photographer Richard Silver, whose project “Vertical Churches” captures every detail in one shot. These panoramic photographs allow the viewer to ogle over picturesque ceilings, intricate stained-glass windows, towering beams, and meticulously-carved pews without ever leaving the comfort of their home. We now invite you to do the same. Check out some of our favorites in some of the world's most inviting cities!



Basilica Minores Marcello al Corso, Rome, Italy



Basilica of St Marys of the Angels, Rome, Italy



All Souls Church, New York, USA



Calvary Episcopal Church, New York, USA



Church of St Paul the Apostle, New York, USA



Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Italy



The Vatican, Rome, Italy



Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Rome, Italy



Church of St Stephen, New York, USA



Church of St Vincent Ferrer, New York, USA



Church of St. Francis Xavier, New York, USA



Church of the Village, New York, USA



Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy



Basilica di Santa Prassede, Rome, Italy



Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy



Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome, Italy



Basilica S. Ignazio, Rome, Italy



Grace Church, New York, USA



Most Holy Redeemer Church, New York, USA



Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Bernard's Church, New York, USA



Our Lady of Pompeii, New York, USA



Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, New York, USA



Church Dei SS Geremia E Lucia, Venice, Italy



Church of Sant Ignazio di Loyola, Rome, Italy



Church of the Saint Apostles, Venice, Italy



Church Nazionale Argentina, Rome, Italy



San Maurizo Al Monastero Maggiore, Milan, Italy



Santa Maria Ala Porta, Milan, Italy



St Monica's Church, New York, USA



St Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York, USA



Vincent de St. Paul, New York, USA



Santa Maria della Pietà, Venice, Italy



Segreti di S Nicola in Carcere, Rome, Italy



Ss Ermacora E Fortunato Martiri, Trieste, Italy



All Images are Copyright of Richard Silver