Covadonga, Spain

Pelayo won a great victory in Covadonga, taking advantage of tactics and terrain to save his kingdom from conquest. As a result, shrines were built and later a massive church.

DSC_2673You can see how the church stands upon an outcropping in the valley. Here’s the statue of Pelayo:

DSC_2669And check out the mountain in the background. The scenery in this part of Spain is nothing short of stunning. Here’s another perspective on the church.6D210737-35CF-49AD-AF5C-D3E598BBA6E3I’ll have another post soon that shows the tiny chapel built into a hillside cave. Check back frequently.

Advertisements

Washington’s Chapel, video

While visiting Washington’s Chapel, Valley Forge, PA, USA, I also took some video inside and out. Here’s a brief look to supplement yesterday’s post:

I’ll be posting more photos and video from Valley Forge in the future. Weather has been difficult lately. Stay tuned here at The Bent Page and my Facebook page. Thank you.

Washington’s Chapel, Valley Forge

Visitors to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA will find some beautiful scenery and this stunningly beautiful chapel.

DSC_1093

The attached cloister is a good place to meditate. Inside you’ll find a marvelous space with historic flags and stained glass.

DSC_1075

And don’t miss the many details, such as this figure in the wrought iron:

DSC_1086

There’s plenty to do at Valley Forge so take your time.

Old North Church

The Old North Church is famous for “one if by land, two if by sea.” Here’s a photo of the Paul Revere statue with the steeple of the church in the background:

Paul Revere's statue with the Old North Church in the background.

Paul Revere’s statue with the Old North Church in the background.

Inside, you’ll find a rather austere building as the next photo shows:

Interior of the Old North Church, Boston, MA, USA.

Interior of the Old North Church, Boston, MA, USA.

It’s amazing to think that this building figured prominently in the start of the American Revolution. Here’s another view of the interior:

Another view of the interior of the Old North Church, Boston, MA, USA.

Another view of the interior of the Old North Church, Boston, MA, USA.

If you happen to be in Boston, you definitely want to stop in here for a look around. You’ll be surrounded by history and see one of the places where it all began.