Friday, September 19, 2008

Confessions of a ceiling addict (The comeback edition)

Just when you thought you've seen the last of my confessions, W.A.M. brings you the comeback edition of the Confessions of a Ceiling Addict, where I post some of the most marvelous ceilings I've seen in my travels. Here are five more from Spain:

Zaragoza. This is the dome of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar (Nuestra Señora del Pilar), Patroness of Spain and Hispanicity. The geometric pattern laced with paintings is mesmerizing!

Pamplona. This is the ceiling of the Plaza del Castillo, the city's main square. Though the paint is now chipping off, the nice color of the ceiling doesn't fail to get a photographer's attention.

Montserrat. In the outskirts of Barcelona lies this Benedictine monastery dedicated to the Black Madonna of Montserrat. This is one of the numerous murals that cover the wall of the church.

Valladolid. This dome is special since it belongs to the church where I used to hear mass every Sunday when the people of the Real Colegio de Ingleses are on a break. It's in the Basílica Nacional de la Gran Promesa where people have a special devotion to the Sacred Heart.

Segovia. In the fairytale setup of the Alcázar, you see this Moslem-inspired theme.

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