Saturday, March 04, 2006

Basilica of S. Praessede

Sarcophagus with bones of martyrs, in the crypt beneath the high altar.

Nave of the basilica. Beautiful! I love the cosmatesque pavement!

The simply amazing 9th century mosaics in the chapel of Xenon. [A group of British visitors was in here. I gave one of the, in a wheelchair, a hand, to get into the chapel. There's just something so condescending about that pukka British accent. He went, "Oh -- not quite as sophistificated. But just SO charming!" We've been making fun of that line all day!

Mary and Child, chapel of Xenon
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1 comment:

chez said...

lovely pictures, i'm going to save them all on my comp!