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My Photograph of the Day: Ancient Doorway
An old doorway to a garden, or perhaps soneone's home in Segovia, Spain.

My Photograph of the Day: Ancient Doorway

Walking around the old city of Segovia, Spain, I stumbled across this old door to what looked like a garden on the other side. Old doorways and garden gates dot the walls of what would be otherwise uninteresting streets. The old doors provide some visual relief from the plain walls.

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My Photograph of the Day: Alcazar
The Alcazar from the park at it's base. Most distinguishable landmark in Segovia Spain (besides the ancient Roman Aquaduct).

My Photograph of the Day: Alcazar

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,…

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Photographer’s Visit to Toledo, Spain
An interior view of the columns and arches of mudejar style of architecture at La Sinagoga de Santa Maria La Blanca, bulit in 1180 as a Synagogue, then converted into a church and now stands as a museum in Toldeo, Spain.

Photographer’s Visit to Toledo, Spain

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Tabernacle Nave
A view down the nave to the tabernacle at Santa Maria la Blanca in Toledo, Spain. The building served as a synagogue, Ibn Shusan Synagogue, before it was converted into a church. It is now a museum.

My Photograph of the Day: Tabernacle Nave

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Orange and Blue Sidelights
The other side of the sanctuary, the angle is such that the windows disappear and all one sees is the reflected light from the glass windows on the stone structure supporting this side of the sanctuary at the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

My Photograph of the Day: Orange and Blue Sidelights

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…

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My Photograph of the Day: Hosanna
The top of one of the many towers at the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Antionio Gaudi enjoyed thinking outside of the box, and so decorated the tops of the towers with colorful tile mosaics.

My Photograph of the Day: Hosanna

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Betrayal
The betrayal of Jesus by Judas. The number cube beside the statues adds up to 33 in any dimension, the number of years of Jesus's life. These are found at the Passion Facade at the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

My Photograph of the Day: Betrayal

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.

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My Photograph of the Day: Creed
The Apostles Creed plaques on a chapel wall in the Basilica de La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

My Photograph of the Day: Creed

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.

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