My worship and my witness.
I started photographing churches as "The House of God" as part of my Year 2000 Project and have continued ever since. This blog is a tribute to the congregations who built these churches and that keep open the doors of these places of Christian renewal and service. Thanks be to God.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
December 18, 2016
Chiesa di San Sigismondo
Chiesa di San Sigismondo/Gaiole in Chianti/Church of St. Sigismund
Gaiole, Chianti, Italy
"The church, a neo-gothic building consecrated in 1959, is flanked on the left by the bell tower. The facade, devoid of sandstone finish that characterizes the rest of the exterior, prelude, in tripartite form, the internal layout of three naves separated by pillars, vaulted cross and apses.Among the furnishings of the building stands the altar frontal in scagliola depicting the center the Virgin of the Rosary. The church comes a panel depicting the Crucifixion with mourners and St. Francis, painted by Niccolò di Pietro Gerini." (Link 1.)
"The St. Sigismund church is the main church of Gaiole in Chianti ....Thefacade, devoid of the coating instonethat characterizes the rest of the exterior, prelude, in tripartite form, the internal arrangement of the threenavesseparated bypillars,vaultedcross andapses.