The Cross at the Crossroads

in photography •  last year 

Effingham is the historic crossing point of Illinois interstates, highways, and railroads. This city greets visitors with a mighty 198-foot (60 m) cross built in 2001. The Cross at the Crossroads has a visitor center, chapel, and the cross its self is circled by an interactive monument for each of the Ten Commandments.


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Ten Commandments

Each Commandment has a bench and a button to play an audible recording, while overlooking the words etched into a very shiny stone monument.


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I started on my right and went counter clockwise around the cross to each monument. I listened to each recording and found the audio was very well done and not just reading the stones.

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Please see their website, The Cross Foundation, to learn about the "I Love You Card" program and see pictures of the cross under construction.

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Wow I'm not a religious person, but religious architecture and sculptures are still one of the most inspired and beautiful thing's ive come across.