Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #13– Look Up

El Transparente of the The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Spain.

El Transparente is a stunning feature of the cathedral. In the 1700, a hole was cut into the ceiling to let the unbeam brighten Mass.  The opening faces east, and each morning the rising sun reminds all that God is light.

As soon as we walked into the cathedral, we were attracted to the light pouring from the ceiling, then when I looked up… Glorious!

Steps away, we looked up and saw the splendid details of the ceiling of the cathedral altar.

Thank you so much for this exciting theme, Patti! Click here to visit her stunning “look Up or looking up” post and join us.

See you next week. Thank you for visiting!


52 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #13– Look Up

  1. Definitely, one simply can’t miss looking up here! Great photographs Amy! In India, there is great significance for early morning sunrise. That’s the reason all Hindu temples face east! Of course, the sun is still a god in this part of the world. 🙂

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  4. This is certainly a most unusual feature in a cathedral Amy and while I do not normally prefer monochrome I am prepared to make an exception regarding your first photo! And you are very brave!! Read introduction to my post and you will understand that remark 🙂

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  5. Wonderful. I remember standing here feeling very frustrated because the charge on my camera ran out just at this spot. All I have for the rest of the day are photos on my phone. Nice to come to this again and refresh my memory of a day in Toledo. Thank you.

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  7. Oh how astoundingly beautiful! And what a creative and bold idea to cut a hole in the ceiling. Your photos capture the brilliance of the light and the exquisite artistry so well, Amy. Wonderful post.


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