Anyone not familiar with southern Germany and especially Bavaria is surprised by the onion domes on towers in and around Munich and even on churches. These I have found are the remnants of the Austrian empire. They also represent the victory of the Catholic church over the Protestant. Thus traditional spires are abandoned in favour of the more Russian looking onion domes. The architectural reason given is that onion domes do not gather heavy snow on the dome tops during the winter season.
Christianity was brought to India by St Thomas (Doubting Thomas) somewhere in 50AD. Later in the sixteenth century another saint, Saint Francis Xavier spread the word of Christ in India. Saint Francis’ body is still preserved in the Church of Bom Jesus in Goa.
Here a cross shines at night in the metropolitan city of Bengaluru in Southern India on top of one of the many churches of the city.
Mind Your Shoes!! In India devotees usually take off their shoes, considering them dirty, before entering temples. Therefore this warning outside Mount Mary Church in Mumbai. “Please do not leave your footwear at the church door.They might go missing.”
Bengaluru has many churches a relic of the British Raj as a part of the former East India Company and the Madras Presidency. This beautiful church is on busy MG Road (Mahatama Gandhi Road). It lies east of the Madras Engineer Group regiment parade ground and thus the name. The church is more than 150 years old and was a Weslyan Mission Chapel for the Madras Army.–https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_Army