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Cathedral de Santiago

05 Sep

Hi space friends
Since my time here in Santiago Chile I have seen many sights
and visited many places that are absolutely beautiful
not only in displaying the culture of the Chilean peoples
but also displaying the deep rooted connections and spirituality
in the founding of this unique country
In the time I have been here I have visited many churches
that are so old and so beautiful that it is breathtaking
Every church seems to date back to the founding of this country
and the churches and cathedrals display the ages
when first constructed way back in the 16th and 17th century
To give a good idea of the architecture and interior
of these religious buildings I want to share with you
pictures of one of the most oldest and most beautiful cathedrals
within this country and for that matter within the world
namely The Santiago Cathedral
Both sides of the interior of this cathedral are lined
with numerous altars dedicated to many saints
CatedraldeSantiago.jpg picture by crisscorly 
The statues are huge and intricate in every detail
These statues are reminiscent of the Russian orthodox style
that was in vogue in pre modern day Russia as we know it
The altars and statues are heavily coloured and heavily
constructed of marble silver and gold embellishments
CatedraldeSantiago1.jpg picture by crisscorly 
Beside some of these altars built into the brickwork proper
are crypts or tombs of notable persons back in the 16th 17 century
Persons who played a major part in the founding of this country
No words can portray the main altar 
surffice to say that the loss of words in the presence
of this work of art that can only have been made by the hands
of an artist so ordained by God himself
 CatedraldeSantiago2.jpg picture by crisscorly
The high domed ceiling was breathtaking in that the frescoes
are based along the same lines as the Sistine Chapel
although not being an artist or having an appreciation
of Religious works I dare not draw a comparison between the both
but nonetheless the ceiling of this ancient Temple of God
is the works of many peoples of deepest religious faith
who lived many centuries ago
What strikes me most about seeing this magnificent Cathedral
is the fact that Chile is classified as a third world nation
yet within its culture history and religion
it is home to some of the greatest religious buildings and icons
the world has ever known
Its preservation of its past history can be a lesson
to many nations classified as first world countries
I have posted a few pics here of the Altars and Statues and ceiling
and will post the rest in an album for those who wish to see more
 
 
 
Emu signing off
Take care my friends
and keep smiling
Emu aka Ian
 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

10 responses to “Cathedral de Santiago

  1. HELLS

    September 6, 2009 at 07:00

    xx

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  2. Ben

    September 6, 2009 at 07:00

    Hi Dad, stunning photos, well done.Happy Fathers day xxxxx

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  3. Prenin

    September 6, 2009 at 07:00

    Beautiful Ian! :o)It should be noted that England is a country of many beliefs, but we have to keep them locked for fear they WILL be robbed if the doors are left open! :o(Our priests and vicars have had to be taught self defence because we\’ve had numerous attacks on them including a number of murders!!!God Bless!Prenin.

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  4. Beth

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    Thank you for the lovely photos and the descriptions to go with them.Stay safe!

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  5. ♰ Angel girl ♰

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    Thanks for sharing your holiday picsHugs Angel girl

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  6. Palla-Jane

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    On a par with the beautiful churches in Italy! Thanks, Ian, for sharing! Take care.

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  7. Angel eyes

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    just amazing ian lovely and do take care angel eyes

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  8. Princess

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    Yo Ian, Beautiful phots, very interesting blog. Hope u have a Great Weekend! Luv PF XXX

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  9. Dreamwalker

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    Beautiful Ian, They hold a majesty beyond compare.. When I go to Europe I love visiting their churches, and have very many similar photo\’s tucked away in draws… Their doors are always open too and welcome visitors, unlike many of our own churches in England.. A friend went to visit a church in Chesterfieild Derbyshire, which is unusal to the fact it has a crooked Spire.They went on a Sunday of all days only to find its doors locked.. I will look forward to the album. Dreamwalker

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  10. Sue

    September 5, 2009 at 07:00

    Wonderful pictures IanThey are just beautifulTake careSue

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