This is the Capilla del Cristo in San Juan's old city. An odd little building, it sits right at the edge of a very steep dropoff of over 100 feet, at the edge of the old city walls. As legend has it, this spot used to be the site of many accidents, as people literally plunged over the side of the walls to their deaths; in fact, the chapel's builder is said to have had a near death encounter here, where a horse he was riding ran wild, uncontrolled, right at the edge before stopping just before going over. Hailed as a miracle, the chapel was built on the spot, preventing further accidents. It seems like an odd story (why not just, for example, build a wall earlier?) But it's a good story, and a beautiful chapel.
Larger version on Flickr, here.
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jhm (138214) 2014-03-08 7:01
The gate and bell tower are the most beautiful parts on these picture.
Also a very nice entrance but close through a fence.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
A nice composition, perfect captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2014-03-08 7:13
As you say, its an odd story, but an interesting one and its always great when these old buildings have a great backstory! You created a really appealing image, the colors of the sky and the yellow wall to the left are excellent, and all the people in pink on the right compliment that nicely and add color to the darker area. Great composition.
All the best
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-03-08 7:14
beautiful place and excellent composition filled with many interesting details.
The chapel looks indeed magnificent(I love here especially the belfry and how it contrasts to the blue sky!)
Ane thing more-the building on the left couldn´t have more captivating color to make the shot so eye-catching.Yellow is great in combination with blue.
Have a nice weekend
macjake (55520) 2014-03-08 7:27
i know very little about Puerto Rico, so qny historical info would basically be new info to me - keep it coming.
The stories of people falling over the cliff edge here....is it true or just a tale? Do you know for sure? Like you said, you'd think they would just build a wall earlier lol
Interesting history indeed. Bright and very clear photo, a great TE post.
Nicou (120376) 2014-03-08 8:13
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe quelle perspective sur cett eéglise avec les cloches cette grille et les personnages à gauche merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
photoray (11763) 2014-03-08 16:41
Interesting 'funnel' view, the cobblestone street, walls on the left and metal wall on right, leading into the historical and unique chapel.
Thanks for sharing,
SnapRJW (30909) 2014-03-08 22:31
My knowledge of Puerto Rico is non-existent Andrew, so any accompanying note is well worth reading and the one here is fascinating.
A well managed shot with good detail and a composition that leads the eye directly to the little chapel.
Warm regards Rosemary
bukitgolfb301 (35434) 2014-03-08 23:28
Hi dear Andrew, how are you? Sorry for my late reply.
Full of prime colors shot, so comfortable and sharp / clear image indeed. Very timely posting at this cold, windy cloudy day!
All the best and have a good Sunday! Takero
rogerl (1544) 2014-03-10 9:39
Andrew, very well-framed with the wall on the left leading the eye to the center of the shot. Beautiful colors.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 6:34