Segovia Cathedral, some details

As mentioned in the previous post, here are some details from Segovia’s Cathedral. There are a number of ceremonial objects on display, including these vestments:

DSC_2878There there are statues from various periods:

DSC_2881Which show the change in style, technique, and taste in how they’ve evolved:

DSC_2880You’ll also find some equipment from the period when the cathedral was built:

DSC_2892Thus, the cathedral is a sort of living history museum while at the same time a functioning religious site. There are literally hundreds of things to see and experience here, so take your time.

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Moasterio de la Armedilla, Spain

Driving south from PeƱafiel toward Segovia, I came upon the ruins of the Monasterio de Armedilla.

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The plaque above shows a rendition of how it once looked. Today, you’ll find ruins of the main buildings:

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And here’s a look inside:

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It’s amazing how many ruins of structures like this exist in Spain. One need only drive along some of the more rural roads to encounter them.

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Just be careful doing any exploring. There many be dangerous conditions and creatures about.

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.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Most of the cathedrals I’ve seen are hundreds and hundreds of years old. It’s the rare opportunity to see one under construction. However, in Barcelona, Spain, you can see La Sagrada Familia in the works.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

While I’m not a fan of Gaudi, I must admit, this cathedral is spectacular. The detail is as dramatic as the sweeping spires.

Entrance to La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

Entrance to La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

Be sure to get your tickets in advance. If not, you’ll wait literally hours to get inside. And it’s worth it! So get those tickets and see this place. Magnificent.

 

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