Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sepia Chandelier

The main church in our town is built in Neo-Gothic / Dragon style.
I love sitting there, admiring new details all the time.
The chandelier is eleven meters high and is supposed to symbolize a king's crown. The twelve lanterns are reminders of the twelve apostles.
I had never even seen the angel sitting in its center until I shot this "macro".

For further details, take a look at the previous post.

Teach Mary is the host of Sepia Scenes,visit her.

14 comments:

Ralph said...

Actually to me, such artwork can seem a bit heavy in style, the price of ornate style. Yet in sepia, it looks a bit lighter, the formed metal softer in a light bronze hue. A wonderful capture and edit.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

anemonen said...

Impressive chandelier. Happy New Year.

maryt/theteach said...

An extraordinary chandelier and beautiful in sepia too! Good to touch base with you felisol! Happy New Year! :)

Sonja said...

Felisol:
It's a beautiful chandelier, and the detail is amazing in your photo!

I am still reading and re-reading the list on your Christmas email card. So wise, and so much food for thought.

I couldn't help but smile at your last comments. I have felt that urge to get even, to speak my mind! I have also seen, when I stop long enough to take a breath, that it usually works out better when I wait and calm down. Oh these tongues of ours... they can get us in trouble so fast!! :) No wonder God speaks so plainly about how hard it is to control our tongue.

Some of these things we are learning take a life time to learn! I'm right there with you on this one!

Love,
Sonja

Amrita said...

Very skillfully fashioned.

It must be very old. Could be an inspiration from the Book of Revelation - the 12 Apostles and th e candles an d Angels.

It surely beautifies the sanctuary and make s people reflect on the works of God. Church art is mean t to draw our attention to the Lord.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
the church is not particular old, only 110 years.
It's just made in this rich, flourishing Neo-Gothic style.
The chandelier is made of cast iron and bronze, a welding master piece.

Crown of Beauty said...

Amazing work of art, and so beautifully depicted here!

Have a blessed New Year, my dear Felisol.

Love
Lidj

Leora said...

So many details with lots of symbolism. Enjoy your New Year!

Colleen said...

It's so beautiful Felisol!
I also love to sit in churches, when traveling it's one of my favorite things to do, just sit there in the peace and soak up the atmosphere, faith and beauty.
There is nothing I like more actually! Well, people watching!:)
Have a blessed and joyful new year!

Trish said...

How beautiful! It is a masterpiece and I know that it is even more impressive in person. Oh, how I would love to visit that old Church and marvel at it's beauty!
Happy New Year dear Felisol!

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is an intense archetectural style but it really is effective in some shots. I like it!

Felisol, sorry it has taken me so long to come by and wish you and yours a happy holiday! Thank you for your comment (last week, I think). It was really good to hear from you!

Peace,
Gina

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my sepia photo.
This looks gorgeous and breathtaking! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Raven said...

I enjoyed (rather belatedly) visiting with you over the Christmas season. I love and rather envy all your wonderful traditions and the warmth of your family life. That visiting kitty seems very much at home. I'm guessing he is planning on staying no matter what.

Steve said...

Thank you for visiting my 'new' blog. I absolutely LOVE that chandelier, and the embedded angel hidden there!

And your photos in the previous post--getting to know you (words from a song!).

My 'other' blog will stay there but is no longer viable. This is the REAL me, except for the photo--OMG!

I hope you do not mind that I needed to anonymously have fun with Don Carlo for a short time. I will blog-roll you on my site. Please follow me also! (If you wish, that is.)