It's impressive facade leads you into it's dark and gloomy interior. The vast expanse of space was overwhelming.
One of my favorite encounters was the unlikely discovery of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo.
While standing in front of this great cathedral - we were unsure of it's entrance.
We wandered into a large wooden (unmarked) doorway, only to discover that we have walked into what some must image their 'heaven' to be like ( some ).
It was quite beautiful, astounding.
With every turn I was surrounded by vibrant paintings, sculptures, colorful frescos, tapestries, and all kinds of gilded decorations.
I was even tempted to lay down on the cold marble floor and study all the staggering art and architecture above me.
Not really, but you could feel the energy within.
It was vibrant and quite alive.
I love the way the camera captures the mystery and the grandeur of the space. The dark corners remain hidden while the light illuminates producing a beautiful glow.
Compelling, entrancing, and mesmerizing - the allure and mystery of the Cathedral .