Maparium - Christian Science Center, Boston

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    Christian Science Plaza

    by dinhyen Updated Oct 1, 2002

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    The Mother Church across the reflecting pool

    One of the most visually stunning buildings in Boston is The Mother Church located at Christian Science Plaza. The church is the world headquarter of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, a Christian movement which believes in spiritual healing. The Church, founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy, publishes the the well-known Christian Science Monitor.

    The Mother Church's impressive appearance is a combination of the Romanesque original edifice and a Renaissance- and Byzantine-influenced extension. A large reflecting pool extends the length the church. The wide-open, airy plaza is a stark contrast to the crowded skyline nearby. The church complex is almost a piece of Europe in the heart of Boston.

    You can go inside and stroll on a glass walkway that takes you inside a stained-glass globe. Entrance is gratuitous.

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    The Christian Science Center

    by garridogal Written May 31, 2004

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    Pretty, huh?

    In all my years living here I've never been in. Maybe I'm afraid they'll try to suck me into their Religious ways. I do want to go see the Mapparium. Maybe THIS WEEK I'll go. Nah.....

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    The Mapparium

    by janchan Written Nov 7, 2002

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    Visit the Christian Science Center, and give a look to the Mapparium... it is an amazing stained glass globe (30ft diameter) that provides an inside view of the 30's World...

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