Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cathedral dome interior


Here is a view towards the dome of the Our Lady of the Angels cathedral. This photo shows the beauriful ceiling made from local hardwoods, particularly mahogany. This also shows the light and warm atmosphere of the church, despite the dark woods, due to the many windows.

I find the wood ceiling unusal for a cathedral, but it is not surprising for Costa Rica, as one would expect that they would use the building materials that are common in the country. Costa Rica has lots of wood. Stone and marble are rare.

4 comments:

humanobserver said...

The inner view is truly magnificent....

Sharon said...

A wood dome seems very unusual. This is quite beautiful.

Hilda said...

It's beautiful!

Jarart said...

The dome is very impressive. It gives a warm and earthy feel to the space.

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