Scenic USA - Texas
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
|Photo by Lynn Haist
Lynn's Photo Gallery
Located in Houston, this Hindu mandir (temple) was opened in 2004. Appearing as an ancient marvel from the East, the 25,000 square foot BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir followed ancient architectural plans, while meeting present day building codes. Without any steel support, the building used over 3,500 tons of Turkish limestone and Italian marble (interior). Seen as a massive jigsaw puzzle, over 30,000 hand carved pieces arrived from India, ready for assembly.
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