Sacred Spaces: Olomouc, Moravia

Not a church, though the Czech Republic has plenty of them, this is a "plague" column dedicated to the Holy Trinity for seeing the survivors through extreme bouts of the plague which hit Moravia at the start of the 18th century. Although the city already had one plague column at that time, the citizens thought it … Continue reading Sacred Spaces: Olomouc, Moravia

Churches: Dominican Republic

CATEDRAL DE SANTA MARÍA LA MENOR SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Santo Domingo was founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus, brother of Christopher Columbus, as the capital of the first Spanish colony in the New World. The original city site was located on the left (east) bank of the Ozama River and was called Nueva Isabela … Continue reading Churches: Dominican Republic