|Church of St. Joseph|
A few posts back I showed you a picture of the amazing metal door of the Church of St. Joseph decorated with filigree. This is the front of that church. Just another church, down just another side road.
|Church of St. Joseph Skylight|
But the second I pushed open the door to the church I felt a waft of cool air rush across my face that just drew me in.
It was a small chapel. Nothing special, no ornate alter or huge crucifix hanging from the wall. Just a simple place to find some reprieve and quiet solitude. I sat in a pew and cooled off. Looking up all I could see was this beam of soft light coming in from the narrow sky light at the top of the dome. I was truly lost in my own space and time that I didn't notice the small face a few rows up intensely staring at me. I was a complete curiosity to the young girl. I guess just as much as this old church was to me. Funny how that happens sometimes when you are so intent on things going on in your own little world that you forget to notice the effect you have on the world around you.
Beautiful. I love shooting architecture too and I often wonder how I lived within the confines of 24 and 36 exposure film.ReplyDelete
Always look intently at that which pleases you.ReplyDelete
The exterior is stunning! I love how the columns look stacked.ReplyDelete
Wonder what the girl was thinking! That's a beautiful place to find a little solitude!ReplyDelete
Oh my! that is a tiny person going into that church! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful Church Cynthia. I know all about being so wrapped up in my own thoughts and wonder of a place, that all that is around me fads. Maybe the little girl was just as impressed with your deep thought as you were with the church's beauty.ReplyDelete
What a perfect spot you stumbled into ... I can just feel the cool air after the hot day outside and the lovely soft light shining down. And I bet you will be a nice memory for that child.ReplyDelete
What an amazing place. I love all the detail!ReplyDelete
Truly amazing architecture! The skylight is great! Isn't it nice that the little girl was fascinated by you :)ReplyDelete
The attention to every single detail in these old structures - I mean, look how long they have been around! That's what fascinates me - many of these buildings in Europe have been there for centuries...and the INCREDIBLE details. To create something that is not only structurally sound and aesthetically beautiful...sigh....ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! So true what you said in your last statement!ReplyDelete