This week’s challenge is to show a container: something that contains something else. Since I am still going through my 4,000 images that I took in Europe this past spring, I thought immediately of the grand churches and cathedrals I visited. If ever there was a magnificent container, this would be it.
Churches contain many things, both concrete and ephemeral; the centuries-old buildings that I entered are repositories of some of the world’s greatest art. But the container itself – the edifices erected to “the glory of God” – are also some of the world’s greatest art, created by some of the world’s largest egos, no doubt. In this post, I wanted to consider the inside of the container instead of the exterior.
As always, if you click on the image to see it full size, it is so much better.
As an aside, did you notice how many St. Stephen’s churches I visited? I think I saw one in every city. I never did learn why St. Stephen was quite so important to the Europeans as compared to some of the other saints. Do you know?
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