Strasbourg Cathedral

A man stands in the rain while admiring the west façade of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (or Liebfrauenmünster in German) in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. From 1647 to 1874, the sandstone structure with its 142 meter-high spire (466 ft) was the world’s tallest building.

Sagrada Familia

The ceiling of the Sagrada familia cathedral in Barcelona, the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church in the world (photo taken in December 2017). The architect, Antoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture, spent over 40 years designing the cathedral until 1926 when he died.

Brother Paul

Paulus Terwitte, or Bruder Paulus (Brother Paul), a Capuchin monk and guardian of the Liebfrauen monastery, stands in the monastery’s yard right in the center of Frankfurt, July 22, where the Capuchins and a number of volunteers run the ‘Franziskustreff’, providing daily breakfast for the homeless.