"In the past decades, sacred places around the world have been photographed over and over, filling a number of photography and travel books on the subject. But their sheer ubiquity tends to mask the omission of the one crucial aspect that photography alone cannot register: a palpable sense of the sacred itself.

Photography was never just about the act of taking pictures but about finding an intimate moment that spoke of spirituality and well-being. It was a search for the thinnest veil (a rendition of an ancient Celtic belief)—places on earth where one can almost get a glimpse of heaven.

Our paths may be varied, but we are all going in the same direction. There is no right way. In the end, prayers are prayers, rituals are rituals, songs of praise are songs of praise…just in different wrappings. Thin places are all around us."

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