The Templar Iglesia Vera Cruz (Church of the True Cross) – a 15 minute walk from the Alcazar, is one of the most interesting of several splendid Romanesque churches in Segovia. Consecrated in 1208, Vera Cruz was built by the Knights Templar to house a fragment of the True Cross. However, it is now believed to be the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem that constructed the church.. It is thus not really a parish church or even a monastic church, but primarily a shrine. The relic is now housed in the nearby village church at Zamarramala.
As is visible on the photograph, Vera Cruz has a unique 12-sided exterior with a tower on the south side. Its shape is patterned on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, where according to legend the True Cross was found by St. Helena in the 4th century.
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holmertz (40055) 2012-08-09 1:38
This is a very interesting church and you found a perfect POV for the shot. There is also a fine balance between the oval grounds of the church and the oval area of a rock further up the hillside. In between these areas, and then continuing further left up the hill, the road makes some fine curves that benefit the composition and also connect the church with what at least looks like another church in the upper corner.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-08-09 2:01
Very beautiful image of this wonderful church.Very nice architecture for this old church,colours and presentation are wonderful.
snunney (82519) 2012-08-09 2:11
A fine capture of this very interesting church, whose beauty we can appreciate in great detail. I like also the use of the meandering road to take us further into the landscape toward the village in the background.
jmdias (54517) 2012-08-09 3:03
here is another church I recognized in the exact moment I saw this photo. I saw it at distance from the alcazar. very nice view of its shapes. I liked the inclusion of the waving road ahead. good framing and light.
jemaflor (83691) 2012-08-09 4:12
Interesting architecture well presented from this good pov, nice result with the road, nice warm colors.
Fis2 (84552) 2012-08-09 5:07
Good colors and vertical frame.
Photo is unsharpem :(
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-09 6:03
Great point of view. I like how the road leads into the photo from the top. Nice colours.
mjdundee (4663) 2012-08-09 10:51
A compo with great depth and a perfect high POV.
Somehow the cars and the road look more aged than the church - or should I say misplaced?
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-09 17:02
a beautiful photo of this church with spectacular vertical composition, great details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
danyy (0) 2012-08-09 23:19
une photo qui manque un peu de netteté ou de définition, mais j'aime le sujet et la manière dont il est traité, avec cette route qui amène le regard vers l'arrière-plan.
J'avoue que les lumières étaient difficiles à gérer.
jhm (138214) 2012-08-10 4:20
Indeed I am agree with Krzysztof, these picture is not 100% sharp.
One point for the picture and one point for the effort.
But we get a nice depth and perspective picture.
Truly a postcard of these area.
Excellent composition, nice presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-08-10 12:19
Really nice POV for this shot, Arunava - the road really accentuates the length of the viewpoint here, and you've included some nice details - the town, the cliffs and rocks - that give great context to the shot. Deep saturation gives this a very warm feel too.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-08-11 7:24
Great composition showing a number of medieval church and a winding road leading to it from town. Unfortunately, a little weak sharpness.
गुड आफ़्टरनून. महान रचना मध्ययुगीन चर्च के एक नंबर और एक घुमावदार सड़क शहर से इसे करने के लिए अग्रणी दिखा. दुर्भाग्य से, एक छोटे से कमजोर तीक्ष्णता. तुम्हारा है.
dale54 (6605) 2012-08-11 13:22
arunava hello.really like the warm feel to this pic.very interesting note too,this shrine is beautifull,i like the curvy road in BG! tfs! dr
baddori (19403) 2012-08-11 21:54
La bellezza della chiesa.
L'isolamento dei volumi dal contesto .
La prospettiva ed il POV .
gus72 (3719) 2012-08-12 2:10
Hi Arunava !!
there are good elements in this photo, the church and the road stand up ..... and everything else falls in the right place...... that is because you chose a fantastic POV.
Cheers from Australia
Tigerlily (3075) 2012-08-12 4:14
Well seen image, wonderfully captured photo.. I love the winding road.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2012-08-14 1:48
Thanks for the fascinating note that expains this image perfectly. Your composition is beautiful with the church in foreground and the winding road leading us up into the other church in the background. Really nice image.
serp2000 (39540) 2012-08-18 1:02
My compliments! I really like this composition, fine POV. A low sharpness makes this photo like a paintpicture... Good vertical format, vivid colors.
COSTANTINO (54419) 2012-08-21 0:41
I visited your gallery today and I chose
this particular photo with the road
like a snake on the sides of the hill
fine capture of this interesting
church and architecture
bayno (18342) 2012-09-03 22:16
beautiful Romanesque church, you have chosen an excellent POV to make your shot, excellent depth and saturated colors, lacks a bit of sharp perhaps the file is too compressed, I noticed that I'm only 82 kb, do not forget that we have to 300 available...my best regards, Ēka acchā dina hai
Flavia (10352) 2012-09-05 8:18
Wonderfull composition including the monument its its suroundings, includind the nice road. Well choses Pov from above which creates a tridimentional feeling. The warm ligh also add to the overall. Just a small detail, the sharpeness is not so great, but it might be due to the reduction to the posting.
fabbs99 (16163) 2012-09-24 19:45
Hi Arunava da,
Really nice photograph with graphic details of the surrounding.Beautiful POV and with vivid colors and proper light management.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Cheers and be happy
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-09 12:49
great capture... beautiful colours...
very nice golden colour...nice POV...
lovely top view... good details...
nice perspective...superb presentation...
kiks (11749) 2012-10-18 10:20
I realy love the composition with the church at the fg and at the bg the road leading the eye into the village at the bg. I think you could improve the image if you correct the light balance. But very well seen this scene.