Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Falling Up

Senglea, Malta

Senglea Church in Malta
"The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted." Georg C. Lichtenberg
Today I am posting a picture that is similar to one I posted previously - Higher - with the difference being that this time we have the town of Senglea in perspective.

Senglea, like Vittoriosa is one of the Three Cities which are found in the southern part of Malta. It's a very small town with only four long major streets. But while it's a fairly small town, the town church is decently sized.

In this church, one could find a very famous statue of Jesus the Redeemer. There are several myths surrounding this statue and a lot of people believe that miracles come true when you pray in front of it. To show their devotion, literally half of Malta goes to Senglea once a year to march behind this statue. You can find people walking barefoot, others walking on their knees and some even walking in small sized shoes as a way to sacrifice themselves for a miracle that happened to them.

Anyway back to the dome. This one is more complex and in my opinion more beautiful that the one in Vittoriosa. It can look a little chaotic but when you closely you can see that everything is in its right place and everything leads to something else. For example take the columns between the windows, follow the way up and they lead you to those lines and the lines lead you towards the inner circle.

Something that always mystified me is the inner circle. When you look at it you can see a triangle that strangely enough looks like the Illuminati triangle.

This black and white photograph was captured on my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. Some minor editing was done in PS CS4. Settings for Hipstamatic were BlacKeys B&W/Lucifer IV

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