One Weird-Looking Church
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(02-09-2012, 04:13 PM)Landelinus Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 04:01 PM)Old Salt Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 03:28 PM)Landelinus Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 03:16 PM)Old Salt Wrote: It is much more Catholic looking than the "Taj Mahony".
I was not referring to that debacle.
Taj Mahony.  That's a good one.  I wish they'd kept old St Vibiana's.
Ahh the great St Vibianas.
Which is sadly now some sort of disco or music venue.  Sad, sad.
So they grind and lust where once the Sacrifice of Calvary took place.
What a microcosom of LA.
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#22
Here is an interior shot of St Vibianas in the '40's:
[Image: vibiana_int45.jpeg]
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#23
Much prettier than Gaudis "candleabra':
[Image: vibiana1885.jpeg]
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#24
I've been to there, several times, and think the pictures don't do it justice. When I see pictures of it, I am not particularly impressed, but whenever I visit, I am in awe of the place, even in its unfinished state.
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(02-09-2012, 04:21 PM)Old Salt Wrote: Much prettier than Gaudis "candleabra':

I actually prefer the Sagrada Familia to that church.
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#26
Wow!
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(02-09-2012, 05:17 PM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 04:21 PM)Old Salt Wrote: Much prettier than Gaudis "candleabra':

I actually prefer the Sagrada Familia to that church.

I agree.  The eeriness is part of the charm.
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#28
Is kind of a "faux eeriness" but still evil looking.
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(02-09-2012, 05:31 PM)Old Salt Wrote: Is kind of a "faux eeriness" but still evil looking.

A lot of people say the same thing about Gothic architecture in general.  :shrug:
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(02-09-2012, 05:40 PM)Parmandur Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 05:31 PM)Old Salt Wrote: Is kind of a "faux eeriness" but still evil looking.

A lot of people say the same thing about Gothic architecture in general.  :shrug:
One cannot accurately compare the solid awe-inspiring holy beauty of a Chartres with the candle cathedral in Spain.
Chartres does not scare me.
Sacred Family does.
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