Friday, October 10, 2008

Angels


This is the angel on the top of the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in Cartago, not far from San Jose. This is Costa Rica's most sacred site and most important church. There has been a church on this spot since 1635, although the current church was built in 1929 after the previous church was destroyed in an earthquake. I will show more photos of the church in the future.

I am showing the angel today as a theme to introduce three photos of the angel flute on some champagne glasses that I was asked to show by some readers of Monte Carlo Daily Photo, as the glasses were the subject of a story that I told in comments on that site yesterday. Here is a link to that site, where you can read the story in the comments to the October 9 post.

I have tried to show in the photos how the glasses capture light and how the head and wings of the angel seem to glow. When there is champagne in the glasses, the glow of the angels acquire a hue the color of the champagne.

8 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello David !
I discovered this blog, by chance...
Very nice photos today, and great blog !
I'll come again for visiting Your blog...
See You later.

Jilly said...

Wow, they are some glasses. I think I'd be scared to drink out of them. David, I've put a link on Monte Carlo DP today to direct readers to these photographs.

I love the way you introduced angels. The angel on top of the cathedral is indeed a stunner.

Virginia said...

Merci beaucoup David! Now I see why you were anxious for more. Just lovely.

nathalie in avigon said...

Thanks for telling me about today's post, these glases are indeed remarkable.

I also enjoyed going back to your post about Pablo and I was amazed to think that he had internet access - many French workers still don't. He seems a great man and I'm glad you paid tribute to his talent and dedication.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nathalie,
Thank you for your comment about Pablo, the gardener. I enjoyed the fact that not only did he have Internet access, but when I asked him about whether he had Internet access, he answered "Of course." Implicit in his attitude was that everyone has internet access. Furthermore, he speaks English well -- better English than gardeners in the USA (and better than I speak any foreign language despite the fact that I have 3 university degrees).

Pablo is a reflection that Costa Rica, although a developing country economically, has a literacy rate that is in the same range as the USA and Europe. The country abolished its military in 1949 and reallocated its military budget to education and health care.

Sharon said...

You've made me thirsty for a glass of champagne!!

Halcyon said...

They are quite original. I have enjoyed the "angel saga" these past few days! Glad to see them in person now.

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, the angels are beautiful. Also followed your link and enjoyed that well told tale. Thank you for sharing. It has made for a fun read.

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