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Friday, April 30, 2010

A few more churches ...



The page where I saw some of the churches I posted photos of before is 50 Most Extraordinary Churches of the World. Here are just a few more ....


- The Hermitage on the island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain. Wikipedia - It [the island] is connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage .... The small church, which is usually closed, dates from the 10th century and seems to have come from the Knights Templar. In the year 1053 it was donated, by don Iñigo López Lord of Biscay, to the monastery of San Juan de la Peña near Jaca in Huesca. Medieval burials from the 9th and 12th centuries have been found on the esplanade and in the hermitage. In 1593 it was attacked and sacked by Francis Drake. Among other incidents, it has caught fire several times. On the November 10, 1978, it was destroyed in one such fire. Two years later, on June 24, 1980 it was reinaugurated. The hermitage belongs to the parish of San Pelayo in Bakio.
Here's the path to the Hermitage ...




- Maria Königin des Friedens (Mary, Queen of Peace), pilgrim church, Wallfahrtsdom in Velbert-Neviges, Germany. I wasn't able to find a Wikipedia page for the church, though there is a Wiki Commons page of photos of it. It was apparently built by architect Gottfried Böhm in the 60s70s. Here are two interior shots ....

And ...




- Milan Cathedral. Wikipedia - Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano; Milanese: Domm de Milan) is the cathedral church of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy .... The Gothic cathedral took five centuries to complete and is the fourth-largest church in the world. You can see a huge number of photos of the cathedral here at Wiki Commons. Here's one of the interior ...



2 Comments:

Anonymous Paul Maurice Martin said...

I really like churches - how they look from the outside and the kind of spaces created inside - and I always like your photos.

I seemed to most enjoy churches when I was about the only person inside - similar to how I most enjoyed outdoor spaces.

12:24 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Paul,

I like empty churches best too - wonder what that says about us :)

1:37 PM  

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