- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Designed by Canadian architect Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois, and officially dedicated in 1953, the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It’s a beautiful building with an exquisitely ornate construction, that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We’ve collected here some gorgeous images from social photo sharing site 500px, you can click through to see them full-screen, or purchase a print.
You can learn more about the House of Worship including how and when to visit, or take a trip through history with the Chicago Tribune’s collection of Classic Photos that even includes a photo from the temple’s 1931 fire.
Enjoyed these images? Don’t forget to visit the photographers on 500px, or take a look at more photos here on Baha’i Blog, including 17 Majestic Photos of the Baha’i Gardens in Israel and 21 Stunning Photos of Baha’i Houses of Worship.
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