Merry Christmas, my friends!
All the best wishes to you in 2014!
These photos (see in WS too) were make on the TE-meeting in Madrid with Luis.
This is an interior of the Santa María la Real de La Almudena. It is is the Catholic cathedral in Madrid, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo and the new capital had no cathedral. Plans to build a cathedral in Madrid dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena were discussed as early as the 16th century. Making the cathedral the largest that the world had ever seen was then a priority. Construction only began in 1879.
The cathedral seems to have been built on the site of a medieval mosque that was destroyed in 1083 when Alfonso VI reconquered Madrid.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2013-12-24 3:08
fine shot,which suits perfectly to these special days.
Christ carrying the cross-very expresive and meaningful theme for the Christmas.
Also quality of the image is superb and let us enjoy it with all details.
Wish You a Merry Christmas!
mesutilgim (90788) 2013-12-24 3:16
Very nice capture of this pulpit in Madrid !
TFS and a Merry Christmas to you !
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-24 3:48
a lovely tribute to the season and captured so beautifully. Love the way the light falls on this icon and brings out the detailing so exquisitely.
Seasons Greetings to you and yours - Brian.
Sergiom (70718) 2013-12-24 5:17
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée qui donne une belle ampleur à la statue. Le cadrage vertical est avantageux et les couleurs ressortent très bien.
jcpix (13846) 2013-12-24 5:28
A fine way to mark the day, and an impressive interior shot as well! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as well my dear friend, may it be full of fun and joy! Short on time for now, so be well and stay warm. haha
My best and friendliest wishes from the U.S.,
lousat (85070) 2013-12-24 5:31
Hi Serghei,i wish you all the best me too and thanks for this beautiful interior as Christmas postcard,great imposing perspective and top quality despite the dark light.Luciano.
Fis2 (92245) 2013-12-24 5:40
photo has climate.
imageme (1790) 2013-12-24 6:31
Hi Serghei, A wonderful Christmas image comes with a well description note. A great contribution to the Holidays. Merry Christmas
claudeD (36628) 2013-12-24 8:00
very fine picture very well choosen to celebrate Xmas. Excellent light managment and sharpness.Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
All my best wishes for Xmas to you and your family
photoray (13725) 2013-12-24 8:01
Interesting medieval statue of Jesus, the elaborate art surrounding and the golden crown.
We Yankees usually perceive Jesus in a more humble setting.
And our movies always have Christ speaking in perfect American English.....
Best wishes for the Holidays,
Nicou (133550) 2013-12-25 0:50
sueprbe iamge du christ et il porte la croix quelle vue et compo quelle iamge et captage sueprbe cadrage et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (133898) 2013-12-25 1:06
Ciao Serghei, lovely greetings card with beautiful statue, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you Silvio
COSTANTINO (61455) 2013-12-25 1:23
Hello mh friend
many wishes for Christmas day
and many wishes for a healthy
and happy new year 2014
fine shot that suits
perfectly to Christmas days
your useful notes about the
description of the interior
of the SANTA Maria la Real
de la Almudena
than ks for sharing it with us
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-25 7:52
An excellent set to celebrate Christmas.
The mood is nicely created with superb light management.
Very well composed in long format with great details.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas,
Graal (101108) 2013-12-26 0:44
nice sculpture and interesting the fragment of cathedral interior. Good shot and presentation here and in WS.
Have a wonderful New Year!
Noel_Byrne (28195) 2013-12-26 5:45
A very merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours! I love the view you have taken on this statue, its breathed a lot of life into it and made it seem very real. The light is falling onto it in a very magical way too, perfect for the Christmas spirit :)
All the best
emka (89499) 2013-12-26 14:51
Nice photo from Almudena church, excellent presentation of the statue. But I do not think it is a Christmas card. IMHO it would be better for Easter, as shows Christ with cross, before resurrection, and not nativity scene.
have a great holidays and happy New Year
adores (42369) 2013-12-31 16:37
Good shot, with good light and sharpness! You and Malgorzata must be the leaders of the meetings:))! I'm sure you had a great time in Spain during the meeting with Luis!
Have a great New Year!