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Cathedral Splendours

25 May

The pictures I wish to share with you are taken in 2009 and are taken from various points within the Chilean Santiago Cathedral

This Cathedral must be one of the most beautiful cathedrals within the religious world

The first two are Religious iconic relics and are elaborately displayed

The remaining pictures are of various statues surrounding the walls and the overhead pictures are of the beautiful paintings adorning the ceilings done in brilliant colours and gold leaf

Looking at these paintings could only be appreciated if one could appreciate the famous Sistine Chapel as done by Michael Angelo

The beauty of Chile really does shine through its religious fervour and its cultural pride in its religion

My next trip to Chile I hope to further explore the magnificence of their cathedrals and also again return to the fairyland world of the great Chilean port of Valparaiso

Wishing my friends much love and happiness

Ian

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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

8 responses to “Cathedral Splendours

  1. Aiq

    May 28, 2011 at 07:00

    Fantastic art. I’ve always loved art in churches and cathedrals.

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    May 26, 2011 at 07:00

    Lovely Ian… Churches and Cathedrals are always a favourite place I visit when ever Im abroad.. Itay has some beautiful ones So has Austria I am always in Awe at such paintings upon the ceilings as they didn’t have the modern day scaffold like today. Being an armature artist of sorts I fully appreciate the detailed painstaking work that goes into such creations, not only that, but the perspective they gave, some creating the illusion of hollow arched out domes when in fact the ceilings themselves were flat. Amazing.. and Michael Angelo being one of the Greats.. A beautiful entry Ian.. one I hope to see more of from your many places you’ve travelled and explored Sue

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  3. suemacarthur

    May 26, 2011 at 07:00

    oh I so want to go visit , great pics Ian
    hope all is well with you
    Take care
    Sue

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  4. jennyozzy

    May 26, 2011 at 07:00

    dramatic pics and very thought provoking xxjen

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  5. summer breeze

    May 26, 2011 at 07:00

    Wow what a place to be, it is indeed a place of splender and beauty. lovely photo’s.

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  6. Mystique sunshine

    May 26, 2011 at 07:00

    Hi Ian,
    You seem to travel a lot… Any plans of coming to India? 😉 Liked the seventh pic, although every pic had something special about it… Nice click.. xSheenax

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  7. prenin

    May 25, 2011 at 07:00

    Beautiful Ian.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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  8. penpusherpen

    May 25, 2011 at 07:00

    Stunning Photo’s Ian, it must be wonderful to be able to stand there, surrounded by such magnificence. Hope your next visit is just as fruitful, photo wise and experience wise. xPenx

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