Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Above the altar of San Jose's Metropolitan Cathedral

The area above the altar of the Metropolitan Cathedral features traditional Roman Catholic imagery, with artistry that one might expect of churches in Italy or Spain rather than Costa Rica.

Costa Rica grew as a nation of small family farms, largely ignored by Spanish colonial rulers, with the population scattered in villages and small towns in the country side, so there are not many large churches, unlike other Latin American countries such as Mexico.

This week we have photos of Vienna, Austria, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

3 comments:

Kate said...

A very iconic Roman Catholic image!

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful painting above the altar.

Bob Crowe said...

That's interesting as church art. The statue is pretty baroque but the ceiling, while traditional, is pretty simple. Not cluttered by a bunch of other stuff.

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