One of my favorite cities in Spain is Segovia. It is a small city that takes you back into times past. I mean really times past, such as back to the times of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, or even further back to the Roman period! When you approach the old city, you will end up seeing two dominating features,…
Toledo is a gem in the crown of Spain. The blending of Jewish, Christian and Moorish influences gives this city it's special magic. Must see sights includes the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, and the El Transito Synagogue.
The ceiling of the El Transparente by Narciso Tome and his four sons at the Primate Cathedral of Santa Maria in Toledo, Toledo, Spain.
When visiting Barcelona we went to Poble Espanyol, a village representing the various regions of Spain. While there I walked by this restaurant with a pitcher of Sangria outside on an table set for two.
My Photograph of the Day today is titled "Tabernacle Nave." It is a low and straight down the aisle shot of the main aisle at Santa Maria La Blanca, or the Ibn Shushan Synagogue, in Toledo, Spain.
One of my favorite locations is Barcelona Spain. When I was stationed in Spain many moons ago, my roommate and I would head out to Barcelona area for the weekend. If it was summer, we would head north to the beach (Lloret d'Mar was a favorite) and if it was winter we would stay in Barcelona. We would spend time…
Today is the Christian Holiday known as Easter, or in the Church, the Day of the Resurrection. And I thought that it would be fitting to have as my photograph of the day one more print from La Sagrada Familia. This will be the last one from La Sagrada Familia for a while, so I hope that you enjoy it.
This photograph, for Maundy Thursday, the first day of the Triduum, is from the base of the passion facade, and depicts the betrayal of Jesus by Judas by a kiss. The angular and starkness of the carvings gives this scene a little sense of foreboding in keeping with the passion.
It is a door at the entrance to La Sagrada Familia that has the famous prayer of Jesus, the 'Our Father,' written in relief on the bronze door in Catalan, with the words "Give us O Lord, our daily bread" translated and written in relief in 49 languages.
The creed is believed to have been developed in the 2nd century as a confession of faith to be used at baptism. In my Lutheran expression of Christianity, we profess our faith (if it is not a feast or festival day where we use the Nicene Creed) using these same words. I was very surprised to find these wooden tablets of the Creed in English. Again, giving me a great sense of the global scope of the Christian faith.
Today's post is look at what a photographer can expect when visiting Segovia. Segovia is a wonderful city, full of photographic opportunities for virtually any genre of photography!
An blog post on one of the most incredible architectural delights in this world, "The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family," more commonly known as La Sagrada Familia does not disappoint! If you are a photographer, this is a feast of visual delights, as this location has innumerable things to photograph. You will literally spend hours and hours photographing this famous landmark in the middle of Barcelona!