As Christians around the world prepare for Easter Sunday on April 20th, I share some photographs of spaces for quiet contemplation . . .

Cloister Chapel - Sea Island, Georgia.
Photo credit: Sea Island.
"The Vow Factor" by Stephanie Wu.
Town and Country (Fall/Winter 2012). 

"A path leading to the twelfth-century village church where the ceremony took place."
Photo from nuptials of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince.
Photography by Mario Testino.
"Kate Moss: Kiss Me, Kate" by Hamish Bowles.

"The cloisters at Abbaye de Fontevraud."
Photo credit Imagebroker/Alamy via Elle Decor.

Chapel at Cathedral Peak Hotel in Drakensberg, South Africa.
Photo credit: Cathedral Peak Hotel via Elle.
"10 Destinations for a Dream Wedding" by Melissa Henderson.
Elle (September 3, 2013).

"The 11th-century chapel on the property includes a steeple covered in chestnut tiles."
Chapel on the grounds of Chateau d'Ailly in Calvados, in France's Normandy region.
Photography by Simon Upton.
Text by Ian Phillips.

"Accessible only by boat, the 17-acre site features a stone chapel that has been transformed into a music hall."
Property in Morbihan, France.
Photography by Pierre Bouras.
Text by Amanda Friedman.

"Architect Ernesto Buch designed the De la Rentas' chapel, which is shrouded in flowering white petrea and flanked by potted syzygium and sago palms."
Oscar de la Renta's home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Photography by William Waldron.
Text by Sarah Medford.
"Paradise Found" produced by Carlos Mota.

"The stone chapel has an air of serenity."
Chapel on the grounds of Evening Place, interior designer John Rufenacht's weekend home near Clinton, Missouri.
Photography by Matthew Benson.
"Garden With Color and Flair" written and produced by Marty Ross.

"Du Pont descendant Frolic Weymouth designed a family chapel in Greenville, Delaware, which was featured in Town and Country in December 2011."
Photography by Andrea Chu.
Town and Country (May 2013). 

"The ruins of a 12th-c. abbey give structure to the rose garden. Dorothy Perkins roses, Yew hedge."
Country property of Paris antiques dealer Sylvain Levy-Alban.
Photography by Alexandre Bailhache.


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