Yes, this Taiwanese structure is a church, and yes, it’s supposed to look like a giant high heel:
There is, of course, a perfectly good reason for this:
In a bid to attract female attendees, officials in Budai have finished work on a 55-foot tall glass pump-slash-church. It is ridiculous. It is amazing. It is very, very shiny.
Set to open before the Lunar New Year on February 8, the non-denominational church structure was created in just two months. Despite the fact that its design strikingly resembles that of Cinderella’s famous glass slippers, the shape and material actually come from a wedding tradition in which the bride steps on and shatters ceramic tiles before entering the groom’s family home. (Shattering things is a cross–cultural wedding thing.)
And for God’s sake, I implore you, don’t go Googling “foot worship.” Not now, not ever.