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Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo
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Copyright: Joop Meintjens (sephus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-04 2:57
Viewed: 1579
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Founded in the first half of the 16th century, this church was originally a simple construction, with
no windows and with only stone seats, built into
the walls. Thanks to its age, it has borne witness to
much of Teguise’s long history of looting, arson and
violence. Having been consolidated with three naves
since the 18th century, it was once again set fire to
in 1909, and promptly rebuilt thanks to public donations. In 1914, bishop Ángel Marquina Corrales blessed the church. In its last intervention, another section
was added to the tower, thus making it the tallest
architectural element in Teguise and the religious
centrepiece of the island of Lanzarote. The granite elements (holy water stoup, font, pulpit and part of the
choir) were made by the local artist Juan Hernández
Pérez, whilst the altarpieces and the canopy of the
pulpit are the work of Eugenio Bañasco. This is Lanzarote’s principal church which, over time, has been
bestowed with an ecclesiastical heritage which is
without a doubt the most important on the island and
one of the most important in the entire region.

From: : Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade -
Tourism Institute of Spain (Turespaña)-Directorate General for Development and Sustainable Tourism

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Hi Joop
good capture of interesting architecture. splendid white washed walls and roofs with bright blue sky for BG. the palm tree and tower are well balanced in the composition.
a nice postcard from Lanzarote.

Very interesting architecture photo. Very good composition, especially interesting idea to put this lamp on the right. Colours and sharpness also very good. Good work. TFS.

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