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The way of grief - sixth posting


My main post for today is not one of the stations, but just a general view as you walk in the front door of what the Church of the Holy Sepulchre looks like inside. The church or basillica is huge and is also a combination of a number of denominations' work. This part is clearly Greek Orthodox.  Sorry for the distortion in the main picture, not even ShiftN could fix it.


Station 11 is just inside the church wall from the chapel, that is built on station 10. See previous posting. Station 12 is a few yards away, in the form of an altar. I couldn't get good pictures of stations 11 and 12, so I am using someone else's picture. Together, the pictures in this posting should provide an idea of the grandness of the interior.


11 th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross


By Юкатан - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5330106

Picture by: By Юкатан - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5330106


Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross


A silver disk with a central hole, underneath the altar, marks the spot where the Cross stood, and pilgrims kneel and kiss the spot, as seen below. The silver icons of Virgin Mary and St John are on Jesus side.


By Иерей Максим МассалитинCamera location31° 46′ 42.5″ N, 35° 13′ 45.92″ EView this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth - originally posted to Flickr as Храм Гроба Господня. Голгофа, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7708134




comments (14)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2016, 02:01
C'est magnifique, quelles belles couleurs !
Louis: Très forte couleurs, Martine. C'est comme dans beaucoup d'églises orthodoxes grecques.
there is no need to explain for the distortion Louis the image the basilica from this angle is magnificent...

the 11th Station looks very somber in low light...

the 12th Station Jesus dies on the cross... is spectacular!!

this has been an incredible journey with two more stations to go Louis...
you have put so much work bringing this to us thank you!
Louis: Thank you for the appreciative comment, peter.
It is as lovely inside - as one would expect!
Louis: I must say, that after seeing the exterior, I didn't expect such a colourful pristine interior.
Such a beautiful and rich inside Louis!
Louis: I agree, Richard.
I don't recall ever seeing this before, Louis, so I'm just staring at it/them. I'm particularly struck by the blue arches, for some reason!
Louis: It must be that blue is not a favoured church colour. The place is a bit special.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2016, 07:27
Terrific stuff Louis
Louis: Quite an interior, as churches go, Chris.
The painting style is pre-Renaissance Louis. I cannot remember this basilica but love the way you have captured the height of the place and show the scale of the people within.
Louis: To bring in the scale, I had to go max wide angle in portrait style. I guess the lens of the bridge camera I use on this kind of travels, is just not up to it. Oh well, can't win them all.
Some very ornate decoration Louis. I find station 12 just a bit too much bordering on the vulgar
Louis: Very ornate, Bill. That one is a bit over-decorated, I agree.
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 22 Jun 2016, 09:13
What an experience to see all this, Louis
Louis: So it was, Lisl.
What an amazing place, Louis. Your pic' gives an idea of its scale.
Louis: Thank you, Frank. I tried for that, but got some distortion into the deal as well smile
Worth the trip this view might make.
Louis: The trip had so many special moments, thanks Mary.
I find ShiftN works well on landscape format shots but not so well on Portrait format. Anyway still a fine image although, even as a regular churchgoer, I'm inclined to agree with Bill on the bottom picture, the surround does seem a bit OOT for me.
Louis: I came to that conclusion as well, Brian. The other part is that I used the bridge camera and I guess the lens was not really designed for max wide and portrait, simultaneously. I tend to agree about the garishness of that station.
Very good... I wish my monitor was much bigger...
Louis: An appropriate investment may result in your wish being realised smile Thanks Larry.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Jun 2016, 17:27
The distortion is fine - it just adds to the height and splendour of the interior - a fine photo.
Louis: Thank you, blackdog. The indication of height is the reason I went ahead with the posting.

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