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MISSION SANTA BARBARA

California’s ‘Queen of the Missions’ is unique for its stone facade patterned after an ancient Latin temple in pre-Christian Rome. Mission Santa Barbara was founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén on December 4, 1786, the feast day of Saint Barbara, as […]

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NOLA RIP

There are many amazing cemeteries in New Orleans, these are some of my favorites.  

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HARE KRISHNA

stRAyNGER goes Krishna to experience a festive temple service & a private tour through the newly reopened Bhagavad Gita Museum, the only religious animatronic museum of its kind.      

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LA PET CEMETERY

Where LA’s famous & not so famous beloved pets go to rest in peace.      

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DESERT BUDDHA

It’s not a mirage, it’s one monks $15 million vision to build a meditation center in the middle of the desert, which includes one of the tallest Buddhist statues in the country.      

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FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK: HOLLYWOOD HILLS

This “theme-park necropolis” located close to Griffith Park, is not only the final resting place of numerous Hollywood notables but is also dedicated to the preservation of American history.      

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CALVARY CEMETERY LA

Established in 1896, Calvary Cemetery is one of the oldest cemetery’s in Los Angeles.      

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HOME OF PEACE MEMORIAL PARK

Surrounded by 100 year-old palm trees, Home of Peace Memorial Park holds the proud distinction of being the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Los Angeles area.      

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MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE

Dedicated in honor of the Hindu god Venkateswara, this Hindu temple tucked away in the Santa Monica mountains is said to be one of the largest Hindu temples on the West Coast.      

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THE SEMPLE LIFE

A rare look inside the life of one of the most fascinating evangelist to ever live, Aimee Semple McPherson. Visiting the Parsonage where she lived, the Angelus Temple she built and the Archives that keep her spirit alive.     […]

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