Twisted Iron

Detail from gate to a tomb/chapel, Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark

Detail of a wrought iron gate in front of a tomb/chapel, 1696. Aarhus Cathedral, Aarhus, Denmark.

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Sacred Details: The Ceiling of the Clérigos Church

Look Toward the Heavens

 

 

 

The Clérigos Church in Porto, Portugal, was built for the Brotherhood of the Clérigos (Clergy) by Nicolau Nasoni, an Italian architect and painter who left an extensive body of work in the north of Portugal during the 18th century.

Construction of the church proper began in 1732 and was completed in 1750; the bell tower and the monumental divided stairway in front of the church were completed in 1763.  The Clérigos Church was one of the first baroque churches in Portugal to adopt a typical baroque elliptic floor plan, which is reflected in the ceiling and its decoration.

The coat of arms of the Brotherhood of the Clerics was created after the Fraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Peter ad Vincula and St. Philip Neri joined to become what is now called the Brotherhood in 1707.The coat of arms combines the monogram of Mary (AM), the keys and the papal tiara of St. Peter, and the lily of St. Philip Néri.  See for further information.  http://www.torredosclerigos.pt/en/brotherhood-clerics/brotherhood-history

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Before the Fire: Gates

Gate on Northeast Side of Notre-Dame de Paris

Detail of a gate on the north side of the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France

In honor of the devastating loss of so much of  the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, I am going to try to use photos from my last trips to Paris to respond to challenges this week. Like this one, some of them may be repeats.

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Spiky Squares #25 – Light

Spiky Light

Light fixture, 1870-1871, Basilique Notre-Dame de Beaune, Beaune, France

Join Becky’s month of Spiky Squares: Spiky #25. Two rules. Must be Spiky somehow; there is a wide range of interpretations. The photo must be square. Thanks, Becky for another inventive challenge.

Look Up

Sé Velha

Transept Dome, Coimbra, Portugal

Sé Velha, or the Old Cathedral, is a Romanesque church dating to the late 12th and early 13th centuries when Coimbra was still the capital of Portugal.  Instead of a dome,  a Romanesque lantern-tower surmounts the transept crossing. The tower windows are one of the main sources of natural light in the cathedral.  Sé Velha is the only Portuguese cathedral built during the Reconquista era which has survived relatively intact.

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Solemn Seating

Rest Your Bones in Beaune

Chapel bench, Collégiale Basilique Notre-Dame, Beaune, France

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