March 27, 2009

Little palace

The interior of the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz or the Binondo Church. I wish I knew more about it, like who designed it or if it replicates the interior design of the old church, but I can't find anything about it. All I know for sure is that everything that you see here is post-WWII, unlike the facade and bell tower from the previous post.

interior of the Binondo Church

21 comments:

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

I like a lot more inside the church than outside the church. I love how you frame the photo.

Jarart said...

It looks magnificent. Thanks for showing us inside.

Steffe said...

Great symmetry.

Lois said...

It's very pretty and I really like the way they have the flowers arranged on both sides of the aisle!

Olivier said...

l'intérieur est magnifique. cela fait rêver.
inside is splendid. it makes dream.

Jacob said...

My goodness, that is gorgeous...more ornate than Catholic churches being built in this country.

Looks like maybe there was a wedding recently, or are those flowers always along the pews?

Great photo, Hilda.

lunarossa said...

So grand! It reminds me a bit of the elegant and lavish interiors of Catholic churches in Bavaria, Germany or Austria...Have a great weekend. Ciao. A.

oldmanlincoln said...

Religion is a wonderful thing and most organizations do their best in different ways to entice people to become members and join their church. Your country is mostly Catholic and mine is an assortment almost like a Jack-in-the-Box. Turn the crank and almost anything pops up.

I admire your talent with a camera. This is a stunning photograph.

If you know what the word "gobsmacks" means then you might be aware of what to expect on my new blog by that name.

Kim said...

So lovely, with or without the flowers, but was there going to be a wedding? The interior is amazing with detail. Regarding your story from yesterday, very moving. What a costly faith some have had to demonstrate. I like both the inside and the outside shots!
-Kim

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful picture!The skylight is magnificent!Like Kim, I guess it was ready for a wedding!
God bless you
Léia :-)

Marc said...

I like the church in church effect. And the colours and light are great.

Bergson said...

What beauty!

Ken Mac said...

looks like ther's nothing little about it!

nobu said...

So beautiful!!

marley said...

Superb interior. Look at all those flowers!

Hilda said...

Jacob, Kim and Léia:
I suspect there was a wedding earlier, but I'm only guessing based on my experience in other churches. I've only visited this church once so I don't know what their practice is.

Ken Mac:
I was referring to the altar decoration with the title. It looks like there's a little palace (or church, as Marc says) inside the church.

Lisa Wilson said...

Very beautiful! The little windows created a wonderful light, too.

JM said...

Gorgeous place and light too!

George said...

What a wonderful picture of a beautiful church. The lighting is just about perfect.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Through architectural arrangement you captured a divine light. Great!

Ioannis said...

How pretty! The Structure in the altar looks like it was modeled after St. Peter's basilica in Rome, no? Very very pretty shot. I love your blog!