Saturday, 6 November 2010
Possibly the best sculpture in the world? DH gets emotional, and my feet just about give way.
This little church took some finding, and we nearly gave up several times. My poor feet were so tired, but DH was very keen to see this sculpture which he'd read so much about, so we searched for a considerable time.
The church was kept in almost complete darkness, and a small light illuminated the sculpture which is of the Ecstasy of St Teresa, at the church of Maria della Vittoria.
It's by Bernini. The face on the dead woman is superb
The Altar. Also impressive in the dark.