Ceiling of the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Choir of the Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, with its splendid altar and reredos painted by Pedro Berruguete in Avila, Spain. Also visible is the tomb of Juan, Prince of the Asturias, and only son of Isabela I and Ferdinand II, by Domenico Fancelli.
The bejeweled tabernacle of the Chiesa Orsanmichele (Kitchen Garden of Saint Michael) in the city of Florence, Italy; a masterpiece of Andrea di Cione di Arcangelo, better known as Orcagna.
Main Altar of Saint Nicholas Evangelical church in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
The staggeringly tall reredos of the High Altar of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, New Town, Prague. Built in 1397 by Charles IV, it was originally intended to rival Prague’s cathedral, Saint Vitus, in height; however, Charles’s plan was not followed, and today the church’s proportions are a bit off, much higher than ought be for its length.
Interior of Kloster Zwiefalten, a Benedictine abbey near Reutlingen, Badem-Wurttemburg, Germany, one of the finest examples of the German Baroque.
Sanctuary of Maria am Gestade (Saint Mary on the Shore), one of the oldest Gothic churches in the Inner Stadt (Inner City) of Vienna, Austria. The church owes its appellation for being built near the Danube Channel.
Iesus Mulierum Salvator
Something of my own— a photo of a life-size crucifix being venerated by two women, of considerable disparity of age, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Batangas City, 27 December 2009. My grandfather was awarded by the Archdiocese of Lipa, along with several others, for serving as ideal examples of ‘Christian fatherhood’.
High Altar of the Collegiate Church of Saint Denis (Dionysius), Liege, Belgium. As I understand, this church has ceased to be a Collegiate Church long ago. What a pity.
Center panel of the High Altar of Saint John’s church in Osnabruck, Lower Saxony, Germany
High Altar of Saint Florian’s church in Stillende, Friesland, Germany
I think this blog is turning into an altar blog. Weird.
High Altar of Saint Peter’s church in Vienna, Austria. In 1970, His Eminence Franz Konig, Archbishop of Austria, entrusted the care of the church to the Prelature of Opus Dei.
High Altar of the Monastery Church of Saints Catherine and Barbara, Halberstadt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Detail of a “Sippenaltar”; Holy Cross Cathedral, Schwabisch Gmund, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany
High Altar of Saint Nicholas Catholic church in Kalkar, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This church has one of the most significant inventories of medieval sacred art in the region, and features an intricately carved, and extremely elaborate, crucifixion tableau in the reredos.