Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cathedral interior

This is the interior of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In Spanish, it is called Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles.

The interior is made of local hardwoods, which to me adds a very warm feeling to the cathedral. When I walked into the church for first time, I was surprised to see all the wood. My mind's eye was conditioned to see stone or plaster, based on traditional cathedral decor. I don't recall seeing so much wood in natural colors inside a church, except for the heavy use of wood in Norwegian stave churches. Those churches are very dark, whereas this church is very light despite its use of dark wood in the interior.

This view includes the altar, and the elaborate shrine above the altar that houses the La Negrita statue that I showed in my post
on Octover 12.


Sharon said...

This is just beautiful inside. Your description made me think of the time I walked into a church in Paris, not a famous church, just a church and it's beauty took my breath away.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful cathedral. The outside, like a wedding cake.

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas, David.

Judy said...

The interior is as exquisite as the outside! Have a Merry Christmas.

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