Guarding the Cathedral

Lion guarding the steps of San Lorenzo, Genoa’s cathedral.

Silent Sunday

Architectural elements and dome from baroque Basilica S. Andrea della Valle in Rome

Santa Maria in Trastevere

One of the oldest churches in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the most beautiful. It is a minor basilica. Although there has been religious activity on the site since the 2nd century, the existing structure dates to the 12th century. The columns in the nave were repurposed from old Roman buildings.

The upper mosaics in the apse date to the mid-12th century and illustrate the glorification of the Virgin. The lower panels, depicting the life of the Virgin Mary, date to 1291.

The portico on the front of the church was added in 1702.

Viennese Angels

Starburst

Sculptural Group, Right Aisle Side Chapel, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

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In the Niche

Votive Sculpture

Votive Statue, Cloister of Silence, Alcabaça Monastery,Alcabaça, Portugal

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Gilded Lilies

Painted detail on stone arch leading to side chapel, Saint Pierre Basilica, Avignon, France

Ornate decorations on a side chapel gothic arch in the Saint Pierre Basilica in Avignon (La basilique Saint-Pierre). The painting is dates to one of the later renovations of the church.

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