Tuesday, April 13, 2010

looking up


Inside the Cathedral of St. Peter in Geneva (where John Calvin gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century, the internet told me this after my trip...) there is also a chapel. Here you see a  detail of the ceiling of the 14th-century Gothic Chapel of the Maccabees, which was used as a warehouse and then a lecture hall after the Reformation, but in 1878, it was reconsecrated and richly decorated.
Pictures of the chapel from the net can be seen here

23 comments:

  1. Looks really pretty ! did you get a stiff neck looking up ?

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  2. Wow .... beautiful details. I salute the artists who did this. They probably could not lower down their necks after this work. :P

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  3. amazing details! beautiful colors, too.

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  4. Wow....that is so pretty. You continue to find such wonderful images through your camera lenses.

    Hi, if you can find time, I'd really enjoy your visit today...viewing my RUBY TUESDAY

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  5. Beautiful. The blues and the reds really pop, very pretty.

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  6. Love the photos you come up with each week - you have a great eye :D

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  7. Oh wow that is awesome! How they put all those beautiful design is beyond me. Happy Tuesday!

    RRT~Kiddo

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  8. I just love those ceiling painting. Maybe I will do one for my house. great ruby find
    My Ruby Link for you

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  9. I;m glad you for visiting my blog because it led me to yours. Your photos are wonderful. This one of the beautiful ceiling and the last one with the garden clock. I have never seen an outdoor clack like that. Maybe it is the only one.

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  10. Did you get a stiff neck? LOL Wonderful picture my friend :)

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  11. Love the dizzying patterns! lol

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  12. The detailing is impressive, the various shapes and designs imparting a real feeling of depth in the ceiling. The artistry is af that era, not to be replicated on today's architecture...

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  13. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    It has been a long time....Hope you are doing well my friend.
    Take care.
    Hugs,

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  14. Ohhhhhhh isn't that beautiful! It's sO hard to get good pictures inside those cathedrals too! You did great!

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  15. Stunning shot - composed wonderfully!

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  16. I'm not sure what that has to do with the Maccabees but whatever it represents it's stunning. What gorgeous rich colors!

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  17. That place is Awesome! Such a truly beautiful inspiring place of worship.

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  18. Beautiful!!! So many symbols to decrypt!!! So mysterious!

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  19. Wow! It's a beautiful ceiling!

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