Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Santa Maria Della Scala

What: Carmelite church; "Our Lady of the Steps"
Where: in Trastevere


  • The right foot of St. Teresa of Avila is here
  • Tomb of Cardinal Nguyen is here
  • Perfect acoustics
  • Painting of the beheading of John the Baptist by Honthorst is here
  • Intarsia
    • inlaid marble
  • Tenebrism
    • figures emerging out of dark background
Side altar dedicate to St. Therese of the Child Jesus

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