North Americans shrines

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Back in my birthplace, Qaradağ, the elites mocked shrines (üjaq in Turkish, امامزاده در زبان فارسی ) as signatures of backwardness -we kids loved them since the pilgrimage was the only occasion for a picnic with a generous serving of kebab. Then, I realized that the shrines existed even in the industrialized countries, though they serve more tangible purposes, such as offering fast food, sport arena or a genuine worshiping site.

Tomros suggested cars as the 4th kind of shrines.

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Comments (276)

Chinappi on September 11, 2013

I LIKE it.

More generally, you have a beautiful gallery.

Thank you very much for your visit and nice comments!.

See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.


alexerieinc on September 12, 2013

WOW! :D g liké et ajouté dans mes favoris! c trop cool!steplai regarde ma seul photo dans mes images panoramio, jai pris la photo a beaupré :)merci

Natmara on October 27, 2013

Hello and like Semad for your beautiful picture.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on October 27, 2013

Very well capture,Like 214.Best wishes,George

Səməd on January 7, 2014


®mene on January 11, 2014

Səməd ... the highway it self you may see as a shrine too ;)

cheers michael

germanforever99 on March 3, 2014

Ich bitte nun alle meine Familie auf Einwanderung gibt es bald. Lange leben Deutsche und ihre Macht

janamare26 on December 1, 2014

Beautiful place and photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Səməd on January 7, 2015


Günter Wingen on January 24, 2015

A fantastic church. Greeting Günter * L *

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Elena Šeligova on September 1, 2015

Pekne zachytené. L.

eliseo c. martínez on September 5, 2015

Muy buena imagen de una hermosa iglesia.

Like 221

Un cordial saludo con mis mejores deseos.


Ramil Rzayev on October 27, 2015

Beautiful shot and wonderful scenery! LK&FV

Greetings from Azerbaijan!


Corey Coyle on June 21

Wonderful Picture!!!!

Favorite and Like!!!!


Erol Barutçugil on August 7

Nice composition, very impressive image. Like. Greetings.Erol

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  • Uploaded on January 7, 2011
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    by Səməd
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
    • Taken on 2009/08/04 12:26:56
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