Bricks and Mortar in the City of Angels
Shelter, in its most basic form, is about physical protection from nature and the elements. Yet throughout history, man has built structures that offer solace for the spirit as well. Within the built environment of the modern city, the various architectures of churches and temples tell different stories: Some point upward to the sky, while some direct all traffic in through the front door. Some attract second looks with their ornamentation, while some warn the uninitiated to walk on by. And some, quite frankly, tell us that this was the most affordable space available.
In the following pages, the photographer Will Etling takes us on a tour of the literal foundations of Angeleno faith by viewing the walls we built in order to worship.
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Zenshuji Soto Mission
Church of Scientology
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sung Lim Korean Presbyterian Church
Golden West Christian Church
Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church
Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Masjid Omar Ibn Al-Khattab
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church