* I hooked on to Hans' mention of it being a copy.
* Googling for just copy/replica and church/cathedral didn't give me very much
* I then googled for a star floorplan, since I saw that the church in the picture had the main part shaped like two squares in each other (I was thinking that I might find what it is a replica of)
* Then I saw a floorplan of St Peter's in the Vatican, and I realized it was that floorplan/shape
* The Wikipedia St Peter's article gave me some false lead -- another Roman Basilica (Santa Prassede) that I tried hard to locate in Google Earth (kind of hard when you can't do address matching, and you don't know the coords). I found some italian map web-service where one could display a map on the address, but this was a dead end. Another false lead was Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast. Easy to dismiss as false, since the imagery is not detailed there.
* then did some googling on St Peters and copy/replica, and found Oudenbosch. Almost dismissed it, but then I thought I'll check it out.
* Used the NIMA GNS gazetteer to look up the coords for the town.
* Very cool that you can just paste in coords in Google Earth and it zooms in there.
* From looking at the town in GE I didn't see anything obvious that could be a big church, and I almost gave up when I zoomed in a little more and found it!
Google Earth kmz/place-file (you might need to right-click/save on this, Internet Explorer thought it was a zip-file on my computer at least)
Edited by frax, 11 December 2005 - 02:54 PM.