Bahá'í House of Worship Photography

Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette

Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette

I have written previously about the Bahá’í House of Worship (Bahá’í Temple) and it’s gardens in Wilmette in previous blog posts. So I’ll just leave it here. I have visited this beautiful place in the winter, the summer and the fall and each time I am blown away by just how powerful this place is. A diversion from your daily thoughts, where you can just let go and get lost in this magical oasis just outside of Chicago.

Bahá'í House of Worship Photography

See my Previous Posts about the Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette here: Bahá’í House of Worship | Sitting in the Gardens


*Side note: I just read that the Bahá’í House of Worship is one of the seven wonders of Illinois. That’s pretty cheesy but at the same time, pretty neat.

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the Baha’i House of Worship

Sitting in the Gardens

The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois

Baha’i House of Worship

Baha’i House of Worship

The first time I saw this building was from an aerial shot from Ed Gilardon and remember thinking “I wish I could be able to travel to places like this…” Located a couple of miles north of Chicago, The Baha’i House of Worship is 1 of 8  dedicated temples of the Baha’i faith and the only one in the United States. However, there was just something about it that made it so much more; maybe the symmetry of the temple or the quietness of it’s stark white exterior, or maybe the gardens & ponds that offers the temple a sort of sanctuary within itself. A place that I was able to just get lost in thought in. I wish I could tell you how many times I walked around the Baha’i House of Worship until I realized that I was just walking in circles.

 I wish my pictures did justice to the simplicity in every detail perfect balance. A place in harmony.

I’ll Never Forget That:

  • It’s 1 of 8 dedicated temples of the Baha’i faith
  • It’s the oldest surviving temple in the world & only one in United States.
  • It contains nine gardens all with their own foliage to celebrate the beauty in diversity & unity.
  • Baha’i believes that the oneness of humanity demands a rooting out of prejudice and inequality.

Check out Baha’i House of Worship to learn more about the history & beliefs.

If you enjoy this architecture, you can find other places that I’ve been to here: Architecture Photography