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Recumbent Christ

I’m always fascinated by the eerie beauty that naturally occurs within Cathedrals.  There is something about that faint, natural light streaming in through the stained glass windows that quiets the soul and forces people to talk in a respectful whisper.  I’ve found that the older the Cathedral or Church the more intense this feeling becomes.

This image was taken during a recent visit to the Santa Iglesia Cathedral in Segovia, Spain.  Found within its many rooms, works of art produced by some of history’s great masters are displayed.  Inside the Chapel of The Descent from the Cross you can view this polychrome Recumbent Christ, crafted by Gregorio Fernandez in the 17th Century.

Castle Door

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find it; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

-Jesus Christ

Toledo 2

Statue of Jesus at the Monastery of San Juan De Los Reyes in Toledo, Spain.


Madrid Performs!

Since relocating myself, my career and my life to Madrid, Spain, I found myself wondering what I would publish as the FIRST official blog entry…

Walking through these streets photographing just to clear my mind and become used to this city, I find myself attracted (as usual) to the locals that are doing just about anything and everything they can to make a not-so-easy dollar, or in this case, Euro.  Madrid seems to have the most impressive, innovative and creative street performers around. From a levitating Jesus to the adult babies that are somehow annoying and amusing at the same time, these street performers are in their glory in and around the center of the Madrid Universe, the Sol Metro Station.

It seems that even Jesus needs a much deserved break every now and again…