Monday, May 28, 2007

Smaller cities - Cagli

Every place we visited had at least one church. We stuck our heads in as many as possible to see what treasures they may have inside.

This tiny, jewel-box of a chapel resides in a completely unassuming, stone exterior. Inside, it was all gold gilt and cobalt blue.

The interior was a mixture of frescos, paintings, bas relief and sculptures...

There were a number of niches - all occupied.

Many times you would get a mixture of eras in the artwork. This lovely medieval carving is of St. George and the (very tiny) dragon.

For some reason, I was tickled pink by the number of skulls and cross-bones one could find inside of chapels. This one was on the floor - indicating that someone was (or had been) buried there.


Bendtherulz said...

Very interesting....!!

Bendtherulz said...

and forgot to add - liked those skulls.... :-)