Here are a few more contrasts:
CHURCH IN HONG KONG, CHINA -
The (Anglican) Cathedral of St. John with gorgeous music and liturgy (built in 1847) (photo from www.victorianweb.org)
CHURCH IN WISCONSIN, USA--
The Roman Catholic Holy Hill Basilica near Erin, Wisconsin, with incredible scenery and a full set of outdoor stations of the cross.
(first shrine built in 1863, present building completed in 1931) (photo taken last week by yours truly)
And here's a contrast of two night scenes:
ON THE ROAD AT NIGHTFALL IN HONG KONG, CHINA
(Mong Kok area - cell phone photo by Eric Nieminen)
ON THE ROAD AT NIGHTFALL IN WISCONSIN, USA
(entering Door County)
I love life in the East and in the West.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
-- The Prophet Isaiah 43:5