Sunday, April 30, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

Saint Peter's basilica in Rome is so
over-the-top that you almost
don't know where to look—I actually like
the lack of stained glass in those
 high demi-lune windows that let the
clear light illuminate all that
ornate embellishment.

[To see more churches from around
the world, go here.  Also linking
back to Shadow Shot Sunday.]


  1. Yes, those clear windows allow those brilliant sun-lit patches to really shine.

    I was curious about the clock on the right with only six Roman numerals. Thanks to Google Translate I found this: “Two clocks 1787/90 by Giuseppe Valadier (1762/1839)...The clock on the right started the counting of hours from sunset with four full turns of the hand per day. It was a bizarre system of measuring time used in Rome until 1846.”

    1. Who knew? Seriously, that's fascinating. Thanks, TG.

  2. Thank you for this photo. This is a view of St. Peter's Basilica we seldom see.

  3. The mix of light and shadows adds a touch of holiness to the scene.

  4. Very nice photo. However, i would love to see a stained glass there, it would look more appealing and authentic when it comes to an old churches


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