Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cathedral Ceilings


If I were more like my sister Solveig, I could tell you this German cathedral's name
 and give you a quick rundown on its history.
 But, alas, my brain doesn't retain. It doesn't inquire. Or register a back story.
It's my heart that requests. An image, please. A photo to save and savor the memory of this space.
 A portal to revisit the emotional power of its soaring ceiling.
 To remember the lines, colors, and shapes of
yet another gateway to heaven.
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It's no wonder cathedral ceilings are adapted for homes.
They feel  better than standard 8' ceilings.
 Volume lets the spirit soar. The imagination's free to fly.
And the crystal lights of chandeliers glitter like the stars!

21 comments:

ELK said...

that is so stunning in a very simple graceful way..

Helen Young said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Needed this today. Thanks for sharing it.

Susan Erickson said...

You can soar to new heights under that ceiling...amazing structure with beautiful lighting to show it off....lovely....

Stacey Dawn said...

Makes me just want to sit and stare and imagine what it is like to truly be there .... lovely!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Okay I'm gobsmacked here...this is a real beautiful curchroof...
Hugs D. ps did you lay down on the floor too? I just gotta know.

S. Etole said...

makes my heart soar ...

Dimple said...

I just saw part of an interesting documentary last night about gothic cathedrals. They explained the physics of the pointed arches, flying buttresses, and ceilings. I like that sort of thing, and found it fascinating. Then I read your post, and see your beautiful picture, less than 24 hours later. I don't believe in coincidences, so I wonder, what am I supposed to learn?

Beach House Living said...

Ceilings like that make one wonder in amazement how long they took to build.

Linda P said...

Elegant architecture, light and space - the mind, heart and spirit can soar in such a place. Thank you for sharing this.

mise said...

And how about how their curves bounce the music magnificently from pillar to pillar?

lakeviewer said...

Yes! Closer to the heavens!

emily wierenga said...

yet another gateway to heaven...

and so, you capture it, perfectly.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

wow! amazing. i would like to sit in there awhile
~laura x

Anonymous said...

Cathedrals lift one's heart to glimpse the awe of God! Yet, I am amazed at how sparse is attendance on Sundays and worship times. It begs the question of what is the totality of the cathedral's staff ministry beyond the architecture. Peace! Ron

Robyn said...

I have a friend with a cathedral ceiling in her home and it makes the home feel huge and look beautiful too.

Great photo!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful shot Becky
Yes it's amazing how wonderful a cathedral ceiling can feel... you've said it perfectly... letting the spirit soar... and the chandeliers.. delightful!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.. xxx Julie

RuneE said...

"Solveig's song" would have sounded wonderful in here - the Gothic style is a boon to photographers.

PS I'' sen you some snow ;-)

Mara said...

Absolutely incredible!!! Have a nice week end dear Becky and thank you for always coming to say hello!!!
Hugs!
Mara

Jeanne Klaver said...

Such a beautiful structure...no names needed...

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

It makes me want to go, "Ahhhhhhh," with a pretty note. Beautiful.

The Silk Road said...

Magnificent structure. You beautifully captured its true essence.