I have visited many churches, temples and synagogues during my travels. In honor of Lent, some of my favorites through the years . . .
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal (Montreal, Canada)
The effect of the light and the intricacy of the scenes portrayed in black walnut is breathtaking. For detailed photos of the Crucifixion, Last Supper, and more go here.
I also loved the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Sacre-Coeur, which was restored after a fire, in 1978, with beautiful modern linden wood and bronze altarpiece.