Prague, inside the St. Francis of Assisi church

I really need to go through and process my photos.  Though I still take photos regularly for fun, it feels like the bigger the backlog, the less enthusiasm I have for going through and editing/uploading them…

As the title states, this is a quick shot of the interior of the St. Francis of Assisi church in Prague.  I took very few interior shots throughout my Europe trip because one can't very well take a tripod into a church and start shooting, and though the interiors are beautiful (often amazingly so), they're also quite dim – and I just don't want to shoot with high iso because I'll end up deleting those shots in the end anyway.

#prague   #czechrepublic   #stfrancisofassisi   #church  ?


  • June 21, 2014 - 15:11 | Permalink

    Wow!  what a work of art.  I can't imagine how they paint the ceilings. 

  • June 22, 2014 - 02:19 | Permalink

    on a scaffold on their backs not unlike michaelangelo……

  • June 22, 2014 - 03:20 | Permalink

    +Thomas Parker I wonder?  This link (and short excerpt from a long article) at Wikipedia indicates that Michaelangelo stood up on scaffolding that he built by adding beams to holes in the wall.  It's amazing – even the idea of that type of scaffolding shows his genius.

    To reach the chapel's ceiling, Michelangelo designed his own scaffold, a flat wooden platform on brackets built out from holes in the wall near the top of the windows, rather than being built up from the floor. Mancinelli speculates that this was in order to cut the cost of timber.[14] According to Michelangelo's pupil and biographer Ascanio Condivi, the brackets and frame that supported the steps and flooring were all put in place at the beginning of the work and a lightweight screen, possibly cloth, was suspended beneath them to catch plaster drips, dust and splashes of paint.[15] Only half the building was scaffolded at a time and the platform was moved as the painting was done in stages.[14] The areas of the wall covered by the scaffolding still appear as unpainted areas across the bottom of the lunettes. The holes were re-used to hold scaffolding in the latest restoration.

    Contrary to popular belief, he painted in a standing position, not lying on his back. According to Vasari, "The work was carried out in extremely uncomfortable conditions, from his having to work with his head tilted upwards".[9] Michelangelo described his physical discomfort in a humorous sonnet accompanied by a little sketch.

  • June 22, 2014 - 08:21 | Permalink

    Whadda…. Wow!!

  • June 22, 2014 - 13:37 | Permalink

    The churches are just as amazing in Italy +Giovanni Piliarvu 🙂

  • June 22, 2014 - 13:39 | Permalink

    +Jeff Matsuya but this is Prague, right? Stunning!

  • June 22, 2014 - 13:41 | Permalink

    +Giovanni Piliarvu yes, it is, and they were a little more relaxed about me bringing my camera inside.  The churches in Italy were even more spectacular, but more strict about photography (T_T)

  • June 22, 2014 - 13:48 | Permalink

    +Jeff Matsuya yeah, I can understand that. It`s not alway like this, anyway. I have no problem in Sardegna. ( but then, I m usually  alone and in a not touristy place)

  • June 22, 2014 - 14:12 | Permalink

    Hope I can visit there sometime in the future too +Giovanni Piliarvu 🙂

  • June 26, 2014 - 11:11 | Permalink

    hello jef
    you are from japan of course!;)
    im sorry for mistaken english;(((
    but your name doesnt sound japanese.
    a i see!!
    bear in mind -st.vitus cathedral has
    2 towers(one from courtyard and other
    from prasny most-dejvice exit)
    i dont know it before,because
    from letenska plan it looks as
    one.!" must take a closer
    look.beware this happens to me!;)))

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