catholic, church, Europe 2012, life, photograph, travel, venice
Venice is at heart a Catholic city. Like many Italian cities, there’s a church on every corner. These churches link up to create a maze of parishes that formed the heart of Venetian social and family life.
We walked through a couple churches today. Unlike American churches, Venetian churches drip with paintings and ornaments. Walk into a church here, and you really start to comprehend the power of Rome for thousands of years.
A small chapel off the side of the main alter to pray to the Virgin Mary.
Check out these huge paintings! All master works.
Full view of the main alter.
This is the church alter where Vivaldi attended! It’s across the square from our hotel.
Stunning! I would love to see your pics juxtaposed with some of the mega churches in the us.
Clara K. Showalter said:
It’s a totally different feel. Art at this time was a major expression of faith. So the best way to say you were faithful is by blinging up the churches. It’s not the same outside of Italy. When I post the German and Swiss churches you’ll really see the difference.