Thursday’s Windows #22: The Pink and Blue Church in Costa Rica.

Every Thursday, Dawn of ‘The Day After’ blog, hosts theΒ  ‘Lingering Look at Windows’ challenge. As I posted about the beautiful topiary gardens in Zarcero a few days ago, I decided to show you the windows of the pretty little Iglesia de San Rafael church, which stands just above the Parque Francisco Alvarado. The outside of the church looks to be of brick construction, but is actually made from metal siding.


It was built in 1895, and the stunningly beautiful interior, was painted by Misael Solis, a local, self-taught artist.


The stately columns which line the inside of the church, are painted to look like marble.


The many stained glass windows are so colourful and truly lovely.


Unlike most European churches, these windows are quite plain, with no pictures on them, just gorgeous, luminous coloured glass.


It was a sheer delight to wander around this exquisitely decorated place of worship.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Thursday’s windows. To see more entries, just pop over to Dawn’s blog.




92 comments on “Thursday’s Windows #22: The Pink and Blue Church in Costa Rica.

  1. Beautiful church and such great shots to show it off.
    I’m just back from a short 3-day trip up the coast. I feel buried in emails and blogs to read and comment on and replies… don’t know how you manage to keep up with all that.

  2. There is somehow more of a joyful atmosphere in many foreign churches which I’ve found lacking in the UK I feel Sylvia . Lovely pictures !

  3. I did enjoy your post. What a beautifully, heavenly place! The stained glass windows are simply unique and lovely! Thanks for sharing your “windows”.

  4. Gorgeous pictures, and so hard to take! I love them! I think I will have to do a post on windows after my visits this past year. You’ve inspired me once again. BTW I don’t seem to be able to post via WordPress right now. I don’t know what is wrong, so sometimes I just look. πŸ™‚

  5. What a gorgeous church… and what a brilliant artist… the paintings are past words, almost any one of the classic painters could be accredited with it… this artist needs more recognition…

  6. wow! stunningly beautiful, Sylvia! Misail Solis is a genius! the stained-glass windows are simple yet elegant adding warmth and joy to the interior! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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