This week’s DP photo challenge is Ornate.
This was taken in a church in the Baltics.
I think it is a good example of Ornate.
I am not a fervent Catholic.
I know God has His plan and may not agree with the things we ask for in our prayers.
Nevertheless, we pray, hoping that He may change his plan, hoping that those around us will suffer less and be closer to Him.
I like churches; I like the ambiance in the church; a place where I can sit quietly and pray; praying for those around us and indeed for the whole world.
I like altars, here are two pictures showing it.
Also shown is the interior and exterior of the church.
Hope you like them.
While I stayed at home as a caregiver to my mom, my wife and her dad are travelling in Switzerland and Italy. She is trying to accompany her 84 years old dad to as many places as possible before he couldn’t travel anymore.
A brief introduction of the church is given in Wikipedia:
Mogno is most noted for its modern marble and granite Church of San Giovanni Battista, designed by Ticinese architect Mario Botta. The church was erected between 1994 and 1996 on the site of its 350-year old predecessor, which was levelled by an avalanche in 1986. This catastrophe also claimed several of the homes in the village, although luckily no-one was injured in this event.
The original church of San Giovanni Battista Decollato was built in 1626 and was initially a chapel of ease of the parish of Peccia. Towards the end of the 17th Century it became an independent parish church. In 1940 it became part of the parish of Fusio
I like the angles and perspective of these photos taken by my wife. Please enjoy!
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Going to church on Sunday?
The St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary is one of the most beautiful basilicas that I have visited.
Here is a collection of my photos taken at the basilica.
The text (in italics) below is lifted from – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Equal with the Hungarian Parliament Building, it is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest at 96 metres (315 ft) – this equation symbolises that worldly and spiritual thinking have the same importance. According to current regulations there cannot be taller building in Budapest than 96 metres (315 ft).
Much of this delay can be attributed to the collapse of the dome in 1868 which required complete demolition of the completed works and rebuilding from the ground up.
The architectural style is Neo-Classical; it has a Greek Cross ground plan.
The facade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary’s biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons). Its predecessor had a weight of almost 8 tonnes (7.9 long tons; 8.8 short tons), but it was used for military purposes during World War II.
Visitors may access the dome by elevators or by climbing 364 stairs for a 360° view overlooking Budapest.
This week’s WPC challenge is Contrast.
I have always asked myself what photography is about.
It is about composition, light, creativity, texture and, of course, contrast.
This photo is taken inside a church in Budapest – this is my first example of contrast.
I have always taken a liking to stained glass, but many times in my photography, I have failed to photograph the colors.
Hope this one is of sufficient contrast.
This is my second attempt at Ailsa’s Travel Theme of the week which is circles
The set of circles just fit in so harmoniously and there were a lot of attention to details.