Bilik pertama yang kami masuk adalah Oriental Hall.
Siapa yang bawa beg galas belakang, kena galas ke hadapan. Sebabnya, saya tak tanya. Saya suspek atas alasan sekuriti tetapi saya tak nampak rasionalnya. Anda ada idea lain?
"The chandeliers (nampak?) are the original gas fixtures converted from gas to electric in the year 1889. This is one of the first buildings in Philadelphia to have electric lights.
"Oriental Hall was decorated in 1896, in the Moorish, or Saracenic, style. The colors and decorations were copied from the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, a 13th Century castle.
Tidak dibenarkan duduk. Hanya ahli-ahli Freemasons saja yang dibenarkan.
Altar ini ada pada setiap bilik. Apa kegunaannya?
However, in ancient times, they were a place of sacrifice,...atonement,...and communion with the Supreme Architect.
Today, as then, ...each of us must sacrifice ourselves up to the Great Architect, atone for our sins and only then, may we commune with Him.
Altars are usually found in sacred places such as shrines, temples and churches. All major religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, Taoism, etc. have altars. Even the pagans built altars to their gods.
ISLAM TAKDE YE! Please take note.
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"The ceiling is divided into seven thousand panels of various shapes, copied from the Hall of the Ambassadors. The border (shown right) surrounding the ceiling, is a pattern of the lotus flower copied from the Salon of the Tribunals.
Saja tayang muka. Proof that I was there ;)
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