Cathedrals & Sacred Spaces
Kylemore Abbey Church.
Milan. On the floor near the main entrance is a sundial, engraved with zodiac symbols, installed in 1768 by astronomers from the Accademia di Brera, placed so that it is struck by a ray of sunlight breaking through a hole in the opposite wall. On the summer solstice, the ray strikes the tongue of bronze set in the floor; on the winter solstice, the ray of light stretches out to reach the meridian. Meridian of the Duomo, astronomical reference until 1884, when it was replaced by Greenwich.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul..... The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
NYC. Manhattan. Trinity Church panoramic view
Altar of St Mary’s church Krakow, with triptych, Poland