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.
The crucifix above the altar of the Toledo Cathedral As in most Spanish and Italian cities, the cathedral is the city center. The Toledo Cathedral is no exception. Pretty much the entire city [...]
The Strasbourg Cathedral in pictures. A true Gothic masterpiece.
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.
The beautiful altarpiece, by the master H.L. His initials survived along with his altarpiece from the 15th Century. Unfortunately, his name did not. One of the disappointments of visiting Germany for a church [...]
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 [...]
The baroque riot leads your eye right up to heaven. The first time we visited the Cathedral of Toledo so many years ago, it was only the third Gothic cathedral we'd seen. Westminster [...]