• "Falling Water" 

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    • "Falling Water" 

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      The prior three photos reveals their purpose and culmination.
    • Farewell banquet 

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      Left to right: Jack and Judy Faber, John Vilett, Jack and Dorothy Taylor, Philip and Sandra Mezey, Etta Hesselink,Peter and Caryl Mezey, Amy Meyer, Karolina Harris, Nancy and Dick Ream, Barbara Debrodt, Joy Parrish,
    • Fenestration of "The Oval" 

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      All rooms have views of the sea.
    • Final entry 

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      Another ninety degree turn reveals the entry of the chapel.
    • Font 

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    • Fr. Ronald G. Schmit 

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      As a good priest Father Schmit came prepared with his stole to lead worship.
    • Front and side view 

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      Fenestration for main level group activities is generous on all sides while grating for lightwells of the lower level are apparent to the right.
    • Galleries… 

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      with seating
    • Gateway to inner defenses 

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    • Gateway to outer defenses 

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      Entry through one of the outer walls
    • Gradual revelation 

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      Passing through the door of the straight concrete wall one continues on the white gravel path around a curved wall which will gradually reveal one's purpose.
    • Great church room 

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      The honeycombed reinforced concrete ceiling spans the entire church room. The chandalier is also an abstract sculpture.
    • Great worship room 

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      Behind the liturgical center is a small, lush garden in the midst of the city.
    • Great worship room 

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      The large congregation wraps around the long translucent floor-to-ceiling wall in the middle of which is the pulpit with a large cross as backdrop.
    • Great worship room 

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      A natural illumination takes place both from four clerestories at the corners of the room which culminate in a cross and the gentle arches at floor level. Note the balcony for additional seating for this large congregation.
    • Hardware and latticework 

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      The details of the hardware on the doors again illustrates an elegance of detailing.
    • Himeji castle 

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      At once the greatest and most beautiful in Japan. Although this series of photos emphasizes Japanese church architecture the tour did not neglect historic sites and so Himeji castle is used as the Japanese signature for this tour.
    • IFRAA tour participants 

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    • The Ikenoue Church, Tokyo 

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      Akiro Inadomi, architect.