On a recent trip to the California desert I stopped along the way at a mysterious sight in pretty much the middle of nowhere, a little town named Adelante. The sign at the main road was in some Oriental language, I'm not sure which one, but I would guess Vietnamese based on some of the names on other stuff.
I drove down the dusty road to a very nice temple and asked the caretaker if I could go in and take some pictures. He said that was fine with him as long as I took my shoes off. Other than the caretaker, I had the place completely to myself, and he was busy doing caretaker stuff. There was a big puddytat guarding the entrance, so I took my shoes off, and he just sat there and looked at me, so I guess that was the right thing to do.
Inside was very well done and beautiful, but a bit stark in the furniture department.
I liked the lights.
And they had some gorgeous stained glass windows.