Light, a transformative element of design, gives life, mystery, and magic to a space.
Enchantments~~for me~~include cathedral lights in all their glory.
I can't help but notice the lighting and how it affects the mood of the interior.
Ancient crystals circle the chandelier in the side chapel
of the old Spanish mission in Carmel, California. Reflecting the light from the window nearby,
the crystals dance above the lighted votives below.
Lovely crystal chandeliers line the length of the light walls of the sanctuary in this German church,
lending sparkle and elegance to the gold and white space.
A table filled with votive candles that worshippers can light themselves creates a corner
of intimacy and tenderness in the Spanish Cloisters of North Miami, Florida.
Michelangelo's genius shines in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
where the light of the sky comes through the windows of the dome,
connecting worshippers to heaven itself.
Along the Italian Cinque-Terre, ancient chandeliers hang in the town church of Monterosso.
In scale with the interior, its series of chandeliers gives the sanctuary the intimacy and warmth of home.
Sun shines through the leaded glass windows that open the Sheffield Cathedral
to the outside world in England.
Photo: Courtesy of my blog friend, Linda at Seven Hills.
Sir Christopher Wren lit St. Paul's Cathedral in London
with a massive dome of heaven-sent light.
At St. Stephan's Cathedral in Mainz, Germany,
Marc Chagall stained the windows behind the altar with color.
Are you still with me?
Thanks for indulging me in this little reverie...:)