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Old March 22nd, 2013, 03:45 AM   #1301
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Saint Andrew's Cathedral (simplified Chinese: 圣安德烈座堂; pinyin: Shèng Āndéliè Zuòtáng) is an Anglican cathedral in Singapore, the country's largest cathedral. The Year 2006 marks the 150th Anniversary of the St Andrew's Church Mission since 1856.

Designed by George Drumgoole Coleman, the original Saint Andrew's Church was built from 1835 to 1836. The second Church of Saint Andrew was designed by John Turnbull Thomson and built in circa 1842. Rumours of unhappy spirits and damage caused by two lightning strikes in 1845 and 1849 resulted in its closure in 1852 and subsequent demolition in 1855.

The third, and existing, cathedral was built by Indian convicts. Ronald MacPherson's design for the church, which was consecrated as a cathedral in 1870, has many good qualities and makes a prominent contribution to the Padang and Singapore's skyline. It was constructed in a Neo-Gothic architectural style, and was finished with Madras chunam. The architect is said to have drawn inspiration for aspects of the design from Netley Abbey, a ruined thirteenth century church in Hampshire, England. The piers of the nave of Saint Andrew's closely resemble the surviving piers at Netley.
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Main steeple of St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore by Eustaquio Santimano, on Flickr

West Porch and Tower
The spire rises 207 feet (63m). Housed in the spire are the Cathedral's eight bells, the largest being equal in weight to No.8 in the peal of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Given in memory of Captain J.S.M. Fraser, H.E.I.C.S., they were cast by Taylor of Loughborough. After installation, it was discovered that the foundation of the tower would not stand the strain of ringing. The bells were then permanently fixed, their clappers tied, and they were struck with hammers instead, so that they still "chimed".
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The Nativity Chapel and The Lord's Table, St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore

The Nativity Chapel
This is also used for worship services. It is so called because of the reredos at the East end: this is made of alabaster and the mosaic (made in Italy) shows the worship of the shepherds at the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. It was designed by the architect, Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected in memory of the wife of Bishop Hose in 1905.

The Lord's Table
The pulpit and the Lord's Table together symbolize the 2 main elements in Anglican worship - the Word and the Sacrament. On the Lord's table the bread and wine are placed in accordance with Jesus' command: "Take eat... this is my Body given for you... this is my Blood shed for you. Do this is in remembrance of me." This is called the "sacrament" of Holy Communion and because it is the central act of our worship, therefore the Lord's Table is the centre and focal point of the whole building.

The 2 Large Candlesticks and The Great Cross
These stand on the Lord's table and on the high altar at the East end of the Cathedral respectively. They are made of silver-plated bronze and were designed and made for the high altar in 1955 by D. Knight of Wellinborough, England. They were presented in January 1942 in memory of many hundreds of men who lost their lives at the sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 05:33 PM   #1305
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Church of SS Antonio, in Buscemi (Siracusa) - Sicily


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Old March 22nd, 2013, 09:54 PM   #1306
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Old March 27th, 2013, 06:53 AM   #1307
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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, Italy. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style and completed structurally in 1436. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white. The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The Italian term Campanile deriving from the word campana meaning bell, is synonymous with bell tower. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches. The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence. Visitors like to joke that the cathedral was designed inside-out: its exterior boasts intricate designs and breathtaking features while the interior is surprisingly plain. For many, the main reason to visit is to climb to the top of the dome where you'll find spectacular views of the city

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore known simply as the Duomo is not only Florence's religious center, it's also the city's most recognizable attraction.

De Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore of kortweg de Duomo is de kathedrale basiliek en het dominerende symbool van de Italiaanse stad Florence. Het is de op drie na grootste kathedraal van Europa. De Santa Maria del Fiore staat midden in het historische centrum van Florence tegenover het Baptisterium. Naast de kerk staat de campanile. Een campanile is een klokkentoren die naast een kerkgebouw staat. Het woord komt uit het Italiaans en is afgeleid van campana klok. Hij is vervaardigd van 1334 tot 1359 en is 85 meter hoog en daarmee 6 meter lager dan de dom, die 91 meter hoog is. De campanile is te beklimmen via een 414 treden tellende trap. Gedurende de middeleeuwen was Florence een van de belangrijkste steden van het Italiaanse schiereiland geworden. Bij een stad met die positie hoorde een grote kathedraal en eind 13e eeuw besloot het stadsbestuur dan ook dat de oude kathedraal van Santa Reparata moest worden vervangen door een kerkgebouw dat de macht van Florence uitstraalde. De nieuwe kathedraal werd aan Maria gewijd, maar de naam Santa Maria del Fiore verwees ook naar destijds gebruikelijke naam van de stad, Fiorenza.
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Siracusa (Italy)

Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia

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This is the Palatine Chapel inside Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo, Sicily (Italy)

In my opinion one of the most beautiful Churches of the world!


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Palermo - Palatin Chapel


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View of the wood muqarnas by downside


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Church in Forza d'Agrò, province of Messina - Sicily (Italy)


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Sainte Cécile d'Albi France

First built as a fortress begun in 1287 and under construction for 200 years, it is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world. In 2010 the cathedral was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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