Perhaps it is the time to share some of the church pictures I took in few places in Europe.... Yes, this may be considered as the part 2 of my previous posting December Notes on churches I have seen in Asia.
I fell in love with this place. Lovely. The complex consists of the ruins of the Abbey, big green lush garden, river and buildings as part of the Abbey.
|Abbey of Saint Maurice, Brittany|
Located on the edge of the Carnoët forest on the banks of Ellé river, the ruins of Abbey of Saint Maurice in Clohars-Carnoët was originally founded by Maurice Duault in 1177. Click their official website for more info: http://www.saintmaurice.clohars-carnoet.fr/
|Church of Saint Ronan, Locronan|
I put this pic as a teaser, as I will have a complete story (when it is ready-J) about Brittany.
|Inside the Saint Ronan Church, Locronan|
|It's near the pier, Sein Island, Brittany|
|Small church at Sein Island, Brittany|
|The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Amsterdam|
I love this open square which is next to the Royal Palace and situated in the middle of the city. I spent hours wandering around the square, admiring the ancient buildings in the surrounding, looking at people passing by – oh life…
|Monaco Cathedral (inside part)|
When I visited this place, in the center of the square in front of the Cathedral, there was an area covered for renovation. It looks like a statue i.e. the equestrian statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first Italian king in 19th century. So if I wanted to take pic of the whole Cathedral, this is the best that I could do.
|The Duomo in the night, I took this pic from the building across|
the street, between two small pillars
|Saint Mark's Square, Venice|
|Part of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, Venice|
Beautiful Cathedral in beautiful Venice… Venice is not only beautiful but it has many mysteries.
Can you imagine walking by yourself in dark and quiet ancient Venetian alleys?
Who could imagine that we were almost lost in Venice and met a noble gentleman? He is a priest from India and was in Venice for his examination. God bless him.
|A house near the church in Volterra|
Inside the church, there is something like a small whole in the wall that let the sun comes in at noon sharp. It is lighting up a mysterious line drawn on the marble floor next to the altar. Mysterious.
|Inside the Church of St. Justus and Clement, Volterra|
Can you see the white stripe on the floor? (right photo)
Every day – every week – every month has its own mystery.
When the mystery is gone, then comes meaning….
As every Christmas has its own meaning… What is it for you?