One of my great joys of touring Europe was visiting churches and cathedrals, not just for the beautiful architecture but also the spiritual experience. My favorite was La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
It’s funny right now to think of being in such a public space with so many people, but I don’t remember it feeling crowded at all. I remember it feeling so peaceful with all the light and colors and forms of nature. As a Catholic, I was very moved; this church helped me feel the presence of God.
I think of morning as being a quiet time, though I am not a morning person at all. Taking an early morning walk down Grafton Street in Dublin was such a contrast to visiting the day before during shopping hours.
You can find more quiet moments at the original Lens-Artist challenge.