Tuesday, January 31, 2012

C/ABC Wednesday

Silay City Cathedral, Negros Occidental

C is for Cupola


In architecture, a cupola is a small, most often dome-like structure on top of a building.  Often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or dome.  Cupolas often appear as small buildings in their own right. They often serve as lantern, belfry or belvedere above a main roof.  In other cases, they may crown a tower, spire or turret.  C is also for church and cathedral.

a belfry of  the 16th century Santa Maria Church
Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur


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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Nice cathedral - yes, the cupola is lovely.
ROG, ABC Wednesday Team

photowannabe said...

That's certainly a word that isn't used too much today.
Great pictures of cupolas.

Melissa said...

Very beautiful!

Dhemz said...

wow! the first picture is really stunning!

Carver said...

Beautiful cathedral and great shots of the cupola. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Mrs.D said...

how awesome!

Gigi Ann said...

There are a few Cupolas in my little Corner of the World, but really didn't know what they were Called. I usually just Called them Domes.

Jane and Chris said...

They are both such beautiful buildings. I'm guessing they were built with love.
Jane x

chubskulit said...

Cupola is the new word I learned today. Beautiful captures!

Crystal Palace & Carousel

Chubskulit, ABC Wednesday Team

Gattina said...

Very beautiful ! Love the white color !

Annie said...

Both of these churches are so lovely and your photos are wonderful!

Carol said...

Beautiful photos!

R1 said...

Great blog...thanks for sharing.

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

silay's basilica is really one of the most beautiful church i've seen in the country :)

Mel Cole said...

beautiful captured. I love that cupola, nicely shaped. ;) visiting from ABC Wednesday.