Unnamed assistant surgeon in Madeira - February, the 1820's

from Diary of an Assistant Surgeon (Part I), pages 6-7:

The nuns of Santa Clara were engaged at public vespers when R. and myself, for the first time, by mere accident strolled into the chapel of the convent. The chapel was perfectly bare of worshippers; its pavement cold, its walls damp; here and there, in niches, were images of the Saviour, clad in tawdry, tarnished finery; recesses in various parts contained the monuments of the dead, with the dim lamp burning more dimly in the gloom of the pile. At the eastern end stood a highly-ornamented altar, of marble, raised upon a platform of six or seven steps ascent, and ornamented, …   more >>
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Diary of an Assistant Surgeon (Part I). In The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China and Australasia, volume 35 (London, May, 1841), p. 6-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1374143475 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Madeira


Listening to

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sacred music in Santa Clara convent performed by nuns

Experience Information

Date/Time February, the 1820's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:23:19 +0000