The façade of the church is typical of Romanesque design, but our emblems, bas relief carvings, and motifs make it unique.
From the front elevation, four stories above the street, long slender columns are capped with the figure of an angel reading from the Word of God to all who pass below. The Nave window above the center entrance is symbolic of the Trinity, and so is divided into three separate openings.
To the left of the Nave window is the figure of the Griffin trampling a serpent representing the conquest of goodness over evil. To the window’s right, the figure of a lamb carrying the cross represents purity and meekness upholding truth. The two columns that divide the Nave window have finials with carvings; on one, the head of Christ; and on the other, the Lamb of God.
The central Rondel at the entrance carries the crowned figure of Christ with a book (the Word of God) in one hand. Surrounding the Rondel are symbols of the four Evangelists. The cherubs flanking either side are symbols of praise, thanksgiving, prayer, and piety.
Above the doorways are stone lintels in which are carved Biblical inscriptions and above these symbols representing the Twelve Apostles. The apostles’ symbols are emblematic of the way each died or was martyred. Over the east door: Bartholomew (knife); Simon (saw); Thaddeus (halberd and square), Phillip (small cross on staff); James the Great (three shells); John (serpent emerging from chalice). Over the west door: Peter (crossed keys); Andrew (diagonal cross); Thomas (square and spear); Matthew (ax); James the Minor (fuller’s club); Judas (bag of gold.) #manhattan#ny#newyork#nyc#romanesque#church#worship#unitedmethodistchurch#methodistchurch#building#architecturephotography#architecture#design#beautiful#flag#facade#19thcentury#parkavenue#nycphotography#nycphotographer#newyorkphotographer#usa #🇺🇸 #instagood#picoftheday#twelveapostles#carving#emblem#inscription#symbol
Our antique table restoration project. Vintage ceramic tiles and table base. My boyfriend and I found this antique table at a flee market in El Centro, Cali, Colombia for 25mil pesos which is about $12 CAD! It was in pretty rough shape but had lots of potential. We carried all the way home through the streets ofCali. #art#Cali#Ceramics#vintagetable#montreal#architecture#restoration
Opportunity after opportunity presents itself in life. They line up one after the other. Without a clear direction and knowing where you want to go, these opportunities can throw confusion your way. You’ll procrastinate, worry or even find yourself stuck and feeling like you’re in limbo. By knowing what you want in life, what’s important to you, where you want to go, these paths won’t be so daunting. If you find yourself at this point, write the opportunities all down. Look over it. Read them aloud. Imagine yourself doing each of them, put a voice behind that thought. The one that connects with your why and your vision will connect with you, even if it scares you at the same time. You will feel something inside when you say it aloud and imagine yourself there. Don’t listen to the “what if” or the worry. Listen to what your gut tells you. To live the best life you need to go out of your comfort zone. It’s where the most wonderful experiences in life are.
La Basilica di Santa Maria a Collemaggio a L' Aquila, fu fondata nel 1288 per volere di Pietro da Morrone — qui incoronato papa con il nome di Celestino V il 29 agosto 1294 — è considerata la massima espressione dell'architettura abruzzese, oltre che il simbolo della città ed è stata dichiarata monumento nazionale nel 1902. Dal 1327 ospita le spoglie del pontefice, attualmente conservate all'interno del mausoleo di Celestino V, realizzato nel 1517 ad opera di Girolamo da Vicenza.