Friday, August 31, 2012

our first church

I was SO sleepy last night that I couldn't find the icon to post photos - here are some:
this church, S. Maria degli Angeles, was a fascinating mix of old and new art!

the 2 statues on the bottom are depictions of Mary and Martha. The next one up is a tromp-oeil dome and the top 2 are more modern depictions of the crucifixion.


  1. It looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL Linda!

  2. So beautiful!!! I am so glad you are blogging all of this!!!!!

    Love you!! Hugs to Pat!

    1. We'll see how long it lasts, Patti!! As I have said before, Internet access is spotty in the apartment, but it is better in the early morning!

  3. Ummmmm......I mean Chris!! 1000 pardons - I am still jet lagged - but I am so glad to have you both "with me" as I blog through this amazing experience!

  4. Your first church....and soon you will be chanting, "Che sorpresa! un altra chiesa!" I am so jealous I could spit...but so glad YOU and Pat are there because I so know you appreciate every little bit!!!! Fa felice, cara!

  5. Irene, I have already been to 4 and have not yet left the block! I can see Mary Major from my street!!!

  6. Oh, do let me know what you think of the "Peace Madonna" in St. Mary least I think that is where I saw her...wonderfully overwhelming...and send me your snail mail address!!!!