Matera at twilight on a drizzly evening. The lights provide the only color, and this was the only view of Matera we got on the first night. Matera, in the province of Basilicata, [...]
The "New" Cathedral of Salamanca is, as the name suggests, one of the newer massive cathedrals of Spain. Begun in the early 1500s, it was not consecrated until 1733, over 200 years later.
As in most cities in Spain and Italy, the cathedral is the city center. The Cathedral of Toledo, Spain is no exception. Pretty much the entire city of Toledo, Spain is a Unesco World Heritage site.
Changing exhibits, illuminated texts, mummy hands, and musical instruments are just some of our new discoveries in Florence. I never feel like I've seen it all, and I never feel like leaving this ever-evolving city.
One of the disappointments of visiting towns like Breisach, Germany for a church art freak like me is that so much of Germany was destroyed during World War II.
The altar and apse windows of the Regensburg Cathedral. Luckily not destroyed by allied bombers in World War II. The window featuring the Virgin in blue over the side altar at Regensburg. [...]
The main altar, framed by fantastic painting. The Matthias Church at the top of the Buda castle hill has been through many iterations since the first church was built on the site in [...]
This small round window is a charming break in the imposing, thick, wall of the chapel. The Monastery of the Avellanes (hazel nut trees-which were grown on the monastery grounds) is a bit [...]
One of the ornate capitals, and ceiling at the corner of the transept and nave of the San Jeronimo church. If you come to Granada with no advance reservations to get into the [...]
As you look at all the cathedrals in Spain, and compare it to this one, the Cathedral of Granada certainly sticks out. It's not Gothic or Romanesque like all the others, you see. And that's [...]