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Almería – a graphic account

some pictures of Almería are shown below

to see all the pictures on my Almería Pinterest pinboard click the following link:-

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/almeria/

Further photographs of Almería on Panoramio…

http://www.panoramio.com/user/2391258/tags/Almer%C3%ADa

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”
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Spanish churches and cathedrals

Part of my ‘Spanish churches and cathedrals’ pinboard on Pinterest… 

Click on the following link to see more Spanish cathedrals and churches

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/spanish-churches-cathedrals/

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Spanish Architecture

Part of my ‘Spanish Architecture’ pinboard on Pinterest…

Click on the following link to see more photos of Spanish architecture.

http://pinterest.com/robertbovington/spanish-architecture/

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Palencia Cathedral

Palencia Cathedral is one of the city’s monuments to its rich history. It is known as ‘La Bella Desconocida’ (The Beautiful Unknown One). Perhaps it is because of the treasures inside the cathedral that it has been given such a curious title. El Greco’s ‘St. Sebastian’ is just one of the valuable paintings to be found here.
photo: public domain (Fmanzanal)
photo: public domain (Fmanzanal)
photo: public domain (allmennheten)
photo: public domain (Zarateman)
photo: public domain (Zarateman)
photo: public domain (Zarateman)
El Greco’s ‘St. Sebastian’ photo: public domain

more blogs by Robert Bovington…

“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“bits and bobs”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Salamanca Cathedral

The New Cathedral is one of a pair, aptly named Catedral Nueva (new) and Catedral Vieja (old).  They are physically connected to each other -the new one was begun in 1513 when it was decided that the old cathedral wastoo small. The Catedral Vieja was started in the 12th century in Romanesquestyle. It was completed a century later and one of its main attractions is itshighly intricate 15th-century altar – the work of Nicolás Florentino. TheCatedral Nueva was built in late Gothic style with Renaissance and Baroquedecoration. Inside there are eighteen chapels but the Capilla Dorada is thebest, housing as it does over a hundred sculptures.

  

Almería Cathedral

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the principal monument in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack from Turks and Berbers and so it was designed as a place of refuge as well as worship. It was built in a Gothic style with a Renaissance façade.
more photos of the Cathedral:
Robert Bovington
March 2012

Málaga

Málaga, the second largest city in Andalucía, is surprisingly attractive given its close proximity to the Costa del Sol. In recent years, it has made some concessions to tourism but the changes made have only further enhanced the city’s reputation as a cultural tourist destination…

Málaga Cathedral

my complete article is at:-

http://bobbovington.blogspot.com/2012/03/malaga.html

my photographs of Málaga:-

http://www.panoramio.com/user/2391258/tags/Málaga

Robert Bovington
March 1 2012