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

Every Thursday, Dawn of ‘The Day After’ blog, hosts the  ‘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.

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

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

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

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

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

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