Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sts. Peter and Paul, Old South End

These pictures were taken in the 1960's and, I'm happy to say, there hasn't been much of a change. The stencilling's been painted over, the pulpit lowered, and the side altars simplified a bit, but overall, it's substantially intact. The main altar is an exceptional piece. I'll post a closer view of it tomorrow.
The statues of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Fatima have, unfortunately been removed, along with the collection of relics, possibly Toledo's finest. I'll have to find out what's become of them.

To the left is the statue of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos, now in the vestibule. Notice the gold-glass mosaic work on the communion rail. Yes, that's been spared, too. This interior is another of Toledo's treasures.

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