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This is the church in Placa Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona. You can see the pockmarks in the walls of the church, which were caused by a bomb exploding during the Spanish Civil War in 1938. The bomb killed 42 people, most of whom were children from the nearby nursery. Erroneously said to be bullet holes from executions during the Spanish Civil War, the place is no less eerie when one learns the truth of what really happened here.

For me, visiting this square was one of the most interesting and compelling parts of Barcelona. It is steeped in history and there is a pervading sense of peace, silence and melancholy. I was also fascinated to learn that during the Medieval period, a Jewish cemetery stood on this site.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 500
f/9
1/125 seconds
24 mm

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