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16 Majestic Church Ceilings

 Every time you find yourself inside a marvelous church, it's common practice to spend a few moments with your head bowed down in quiet reflection. However, when you're ready, don't forget to shift your gaze up towards the heavens, and you'll probably be pleasantly surprised with what you see.
 
Here are 16 pictures of some of the world's most stunning church ceilings:
 
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1. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg (Russia)
Source: Hendrik Terbeck / Flickr
2. Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome (Italy)
Source: Lawrence OP / Flickr

 

3. St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest (Hungary)
Source: Miroslav Petrasko / Flickr
4. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
Source: Werner Kunz / Flickr
5. Church of the Gesù, Rome (Italy)
Source: Gerwin Filius / Flickr
6. Sainte-Chappelle, Paris (France)
Source: Loïc Lagarde / Flickr
7. Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Lodi (Italy)
Source: Giovanni / Flickr
8. Horezu Monastery, Wallachia (Romania)
Source: fusion-of-horizons / Flickr
9. Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Source: Thomas Hawk / Flickr
10. Holy Savior Cathedral, Isfahan (Iran)
Source: Jurriaan Persyn / Flickr
 
11. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Turkey)
Source: Hervé BRY / Flickr
12. Isaakievskiy Sobor, St. Petersburg (Russia)
Source: Benjamin Jakabek / Flickr
13. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C. (USA)
Source: YU-JEN SHIH / Flickr
14. Baptistry of St. John, Florence (Italy)
Source: Shane Lin / Flickr
15. Morelia Cathedral, Morelia (Mexico)
Source: Jiuguang Wang / Flickr
16. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Source: Philip Milne / Flickr
H/T: churchpop
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