"Kaleidoscope" derives from the Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful" + είδος (eidos), "shape" + σκοπέω (scopeο), "to look at, to examine".
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Day 347 - La Seu Cathedral
The main attraction in Palma, Mallorca is La Seu Cathedral, a magnificent gothic cathedral, constructed between 1229 and 1601, with reconstruction work ongoing through the early 20th century. Situated an a hill along the coast, the cathedral dominates the landscape. It is an impressive sight when it first comes into view.
There are many interesting features of the cathedral, but the most impressive is the sun falling through the stained glass windows, filling the cathedral with mysterious, soft, warm light. My attempt to capture the light quality, handheld at high ISO, does not do the interior justice. Nonetheless, it is understandable that the cathedral is commonly referred to as 'The Cathedral of Light.'