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14 May 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Idolatry  

I don’t remember which church or cathedral this is (Kate might know–it could be the Kinsale church), but we stood around gapint at the ceiling for quite a long time. This is the…there’s a special word for it, but I donno what it is. The dome above the altar and all. I was looking straight upward to take the picture.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

The One and Onlytechnocowboy on May 14th, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
"there’s a special word for it"

F-ing crazy-ass awesome? Is that what you were looking for?
kitmizkit on May 14th, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
By George, I think you've got it! :)
irishkateirishkate on May 14th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
Wow- it's an unfamiliar angle so I can't tell - I never stood there and looked up. I'll check when I'm down next.

kitmizkit on May 14th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's actually St Finbarre's Cathedral in Cork, but I'm still not actually *sure* of that... :)
irishkateirishkate on May 14th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well I know it's NOT one of the churches in Kinsale and I'm almost certain it isn't the other but not 100%. So I'm good with it being Finbarre's - I've never been in there!
abwarwick on May 14th, 2013 10:50 am (UTC)
truly beautiful
obviously, I should have gone into more churches when last in Ireland.

I think the word you are looking for is apse
coraline73 on May 14th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
I think it's the Apse.(and I agree, it's stunning)
sophielandonsophielandon on May 14th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
It's the apse, and I swear I've never seen pictures of anything even remotely like it. Wow.
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on May 14th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
It is, as others say, fricking gorgeous.

I wonder who the depictions are of? My initial thought was 'the 12 disciples', but there appears to be 22 images. All saints. Hmm!