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

 

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