A trip to Mallorca last week (and avoiding the snow!) took in the Cathdral of Santa Maria de Palma. The gothic Cathedral is built on a cliff top and is one of the most distinctive and dominant features on Palma's skyline.
The building is famous for its enormous interior space and intense light from a total of 61 stained glass windows, significantly five being rose windows. The majority of the windows use primary colours and stream brightly into the space. But in the restored Chapel of the Holy Sacrament the windows and nave have been interpreted by contemporary Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo.
Cracked terra-cotta covers the Chapel's walls with a relief of sculpted bread, fish, fruit and human skulls creating a cave like impression. The stained glass windows are darkened and cracked to create a dramatic effect and create a theatrical and bold approach from the Mallorcan born artist.