Thursday, October 14, 2010

Church Light, Rome

Bill and I love the light in churches, especially Roman churches. There are so many gorgeous sources of light all mixing together in the darkness. This is the church of Santi Vicenzo e Anastasio on the same square as the Trevi Fountain. Greek Othodox -- note the icons.
Here's the heaven sent lighting on the lecturn of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Bill caught the ceiling of Basilica dei XII Apostoli, as seen from the crypt.
I love this lantern in the crypt.
Bill was drawn to the light on this painting in San Rocco,. It was originally the chapel for a hospital for the poor.
He also loved the swirl of chandeliers in the wild, baroque interior of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere.
We both loved the clean white light of the sancristy in Santa Prassade in Rome's Esquiline neighbourhood.
When I take pictures I like to go where the light is, like in this accidental spotlight at Chiesa San Apollinaire. To Bill it looks like a prayer spot for mice.

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