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    Triptych Architecture

    Merriam Webster definition of Triptych: “a picture (such as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by side: something composed or presented in three parts or sections; especially : trilogy”
    The term Triptych Architecture is referring to the many ancient architecture all over the world that have an unmistakable three-door pattern. They exist in almost every ancient culture in the world. The pyramid-cultures all built "Triptych" three-door temples, with the door in the middle wider and taller than the two flanking it.

    Here is an example,

    Triptych Architecture-cairo-mosque.jpg

    Mosque in Cairo


    It is also present in many of the great cathedrals of Europe:

    Triptych Architecture-cathedral.jpg


    And even in Da Vinci’s The Last Supper:

    Triptych Architecture-davincis-last-supper.jpg


    Ancient architecture, Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Triptych Architecture-chichen-itza-tour01.jpg


    And new architecture, Rockefeller Center, New York City:

    Triptych Architecture-rockefeller-center-new-york-city-lee-lawrie-wisdom.jpg

    Why do these exist? It is believed that they are a symbol of an ancient universal religion and it has survived into modern times with links to the Freemasons and their secret society. The two doors on the right and left are believed to refer to the balance that exists in nature, male and female; ying and yang; sun and moon, life and death, etc. The middle door is believed to be the symbolic entrance to our inner selves, the third eye that we all have; the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness.
    Regardless of the reason for their existence, we can see these symbols in architecture everywhere around us. I love old buildings and churches, so I thought we could post examples of these 3 door patterns that we can see everywhere.
    I will start with posting some examples that I found just driving a short distance from my home, you would be amazed how many of these exist once you start looking. I am hoping others will contribute over time here as I believe that examples of this can be found all over the world.


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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Triptych Architecture-dsc_3006.jpg

    Westminster United Church, St. Catharines, Ontario circa 1875
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Triptych Architecture-dsc_3010.jpg

    Queen Street Baptist Church, St. Catharines, Ontario
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Triptych Architecture-dsc_2996.jpg

    St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hamilton, Ontario
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Triptych Architecture-dsc_3017.jpg

    St. Thomas Anglican Church, St. Catharines, Ontario circa 1879
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

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    First Pilgrim United Church, Hamilton, Ontario circa 1912
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Interesting photo series. Thanks for the education.
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    You are welcome I find it interesting that once I started looking for them how many of these examples I found just close to my home.
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    I think I need to look around.
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    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."

    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
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    Re: Triptych Architecture

    Triptych Architecture-dsc_3248-2.jpg

    Roman Catholic Polish Church, Hamilton, Ontario circa 1912
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