A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Ornate

Sue Llewelyn’s challenge for the week is the word Ornate.

Santiago de Compostela

Baroque altar of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. I love old Spanish churches the most because they are so ornate in and out. They don’t make churches like them anymore and even though they were made at great expense during their times, they have turned out to be their country’s pride and treasures.

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8 Responses to A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Ornate

  1. lolaWi says:

    oh i remember the cathedral too well with its huge incense burner swinging in the nave’s center aisle. great post for the challenge!


  2. You might need sunglasses for that!


  3. Vivien says:

    love those cathedrals in Spain, Barcelona, and one of the oldest, ornate one in Toledo. Only 3 in existence, one in Italy, france, and Toledo, spain. Simply breathtakingly beautiful!!!!


  4. bebs1 says:

    I think nothing could beat the churches in Spain, even the churches in Rome pales in comparison. Those Spanish churches were commissioned during the height of the Spanish empire.


  5. bebs1 says:

    jingsandthings, surely. With all those gold?


  6. bebs1 says:

    The church in Toledo is beautiful too so is the one in Sevilla. Viv, the one in Barcelona (the Sagrada) is ornate in a different way.


  7. Intricate and beautiful. A perfect place to pray and meditate.


  8. bebs1 says:

    For me its beauty is too distracting for prayers. Times have changed. Centuries ago, religion dictated our lives and so people gave tremendous wealth to the church and that’s how they were able to build these kind of churches. Nowadays it is a constant that churches are always seeking for more funds, thus there is no longer a need for this show of wealth by the church. It has become irrelevant to the times.


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