Islam includes the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, mosques in Kairouan and Cordoba, both the Haghia Sophia church and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the madrassas of Samarkand.
Judaism visits one of the earliest synagogues on the mountain fort of Masada, the Gothic Old-New Synagogue in Prague and nineteenth-century houses of worship in Budapest, Liverpool and New York, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Beth Sholom near Philadelphia.
Locations for Christianity include Saint Catherine's monastery at the foot of Mt Sinai, San Vitale in Ravenna, the cathedrals of Durham and Chartres, St Peter's Basilica, and the beautiful chapel decorated by Henri Matisse in Vence, France.
John McCarthy explores the art and architecture of the Asian religions, beginning in India with the colouful erotic carvings at the vibrant Meenakshi temple
Journalist John McCarthy travels through India, China, Cambodia and Japan, exploring the magnificent architecture and art which embodies their people's devotion to Buddhism.