Some photo-essays on subjects which caught my attention while shambling around the world.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
May 2012: The First chapel inside the Farm Street Church
The entrance to the church was brilliant
I entered into the church next to the altar and to my right was a little chapel.
This extraordinary altarpiece rears over your head in its intricate gobsmackingly beautiful carvings.
Some closer views of the detail of this altarpiece. Can you imagine the awesome power, quality and abilities of the sculptors who made this wonderful piece?
On the other side of the altar is this lovely mirror which sees down the various shrines on the left aisle.
An African icon?
A beautiful statue of Christ. You can see the anguish on the figure on the right.
This is an amazing statue. Usually sculptures avoid having arms outstretched like this as that puts huge pressure on the joints and can break off. But look at this. Amazing carving.
A view of the base of the altarpiece
A silver icon
The arch between the entrance and the chapel is separated by this glassed in iron gate.
Looking up behind me up at the roof.
The roof is so beautifully done. Looks amazing. What a beautiful place.
here is a panorama, the chapel is just to the left of the main altar.