From Bratislava to Granada. Another architectural beauty, this time from sunny Andalusia in Spain.
Outstanding of Granada’s Alhambra areal is the Church of Santa Maria (St Mary Church) of the Alhambra, the building of which was completed in the 17th century on the site of the Alhambra’s Great Mosque.
The building of the church, which took place between 1581 and 1618, was finished by the architect Ambrosio de Vico, who followed Herrera’s and Juan de Orea’s style, although with a much simpler and plainer building style than the original design had been.
With it its Latin-cross floor design and side chapels, it is noted for its outstanding Baroque altarpiece framed by large Solomon-style columns from 1671, and the Crucified Christ and the large images of St. Ursula and St. Susan, by Alonso de Mena.
Most important, however, is the Virgin of Anguish, a work of art done by Torcuato Ruiz del Peral between 1750 and 1760; at Easter, the Virgin is taken out of the Temple for the procession and borne on a beautiful Grenadian throne depicting the arches of the Court of the Lions embossed silver. Federico Garcia Lorca was a member of this Confraternity.
The Church is consecrated to the Catholic cult and is under the authority of the Archbishop of Granada.
Do not miss this historical jewel when you are visiting Granada, the pearl of Andalusia.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-13 22:39
a very nice photo of this imposing church, the composition is attractive, great view,
Gigidusud (19951) 2014-02-13 23:18
Beautiful architectural composition with a splendid sky and nice light. Great framing and good neatness. Well done!
Have a nice day my friend.
emka (91544) 2014-02-13 23:45
hello Miro, Splendid photo of this beautiful church. Just bricks and stones wall and so decorative. beautiful presebntation.
WAerm regrads MAlgo
bukitgolfb301 (39684) 2014-02-13 23:56
Hi dear Miro
Ya perfect image in all points. The detailed p@resentation on the wall is marvelous indeed. color coordination is so well balanced.
All the best and have a good Fraiday!
Takero from Tokyo of Snow.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-14 0:00
fine close-up shot!Details are brought out perfectly.
Beautiful architecture and superb example of Arabian influence in european architecture.
Another thing,that helps you to achieve so spectacular effect is certainly this soft,warm light.
Have a nice day
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-14 2:03
Nice close up shot of the tower of St. Mary's church in Spain against the backdrop of these fluffy clouds. Perfect detailing on the church walls and tower. Superb image quality and excellent clarity. Very well done. thanks for sharing.
holmertz (49030) 2014-02-14 2:06
You show us this beautiful church in a well presented composition. The superb sharpness and light management allows us a very good view of the fine details of the façade and tower. The lovely sky provides a fine background.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-14 2:10
Royaldevon (36183) 2014-02-14 2:28
Rather than try to show us the entire building, you have created a fine composition of an interesting section, where the details of the brickwork are quite stunning.
The building stands out well, against the cloud splattered sky.
Have a great day,
subhendu_bagchi (26085) 2014-02-14 3:45
namaste, another interesting composition using a nice low angular POV. Great result. Love the colour tone and sharpness of the picture. The sky is great on top. Another superb composition. Tfs.
delpeoples (56726) 2014-02-14 4:08
I remember this church well and spent a fair bit of time inside. It's external walls are probably more impressive than its internal walls. Fantastic textures here, but really the star of the photo are those cloud formations and the rich colours. Stunning photo, congratulations.
snunney (94993) 2014-02-14 5:02
The light was ideal to capture the colours and detail in the brickwork. The image is well composed and has very good sharpness. The lovely sky is a bonus and contrast well with the architecture.
Sergiom (73536) 2014-02-14 5:02
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée qui donne une superbe ampleur à cette église. Ses murs sont superbement décorés et le ciel est un superbe arrière plan.
abmdsudi (50568) 2014-02-14 6:34
Another classic architectural beauty and the glorious eye catching design with the background blue certainly does make this stand out really well. It's competently composed in great clarity and deep rich colours and apart from that the cloud formation turns this look s special. Your observation in making this shot is applauded, Well done, Congrats.
Nicou (136270) 2014-02-14 9:16
quelle vue et compo sueprbe iamge quelle architecture ces tons et ce rendu sur les façades ce couleur ocres lignées sueprbe.
Bravo et belle soirée
kato (11630) 2014-02-14 12:22
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Church of Santa Maria built in medieval times with the elegant/beautiful design, the spire and the outer wall which embedded sculpture. It also looks like the church with a tateful color. And, it harmonizes well with blue sky with clouds.
mcmtanyel (19787) 2014-02-14 18:11
Right you are, it is an architectural beauty and the colors and texture of the building are shown quite effectively in this photo.
pierrefonds (63394) 2014-02-14 18:36
The tight frame is putting the church in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the bell tower and of a section of the church. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (73530) 2014-02-14 18:55
Very attractive building!
Truly beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jcpix (13846) 2014-02-14 20:35
Undoubtedly beautiful architecture and style from this church, but it's the light and clouds that steal the show. The warm cast over the church sets a lovely and serene tone, while the sky comes alive with formation and contrasting color. The opposing forces are captivating to my senses.
The contrast of textured brick and stone against the soft white clouds is another fun feature with this shot. There's also good dimension to go along with the strong shapes contained with this tighter framing of the church itself. Colors, detail and composition are all in fine form to create a lovely result. Nicely realized and presented, this looks great. Enjoy the weekend. take good care.
COSTANTINO (62727) 2014-02-15 21:59
spectacular view to this architectural
beauty the church of Santa Maria
of the Alambra the beauty is into the
simplicity and I love this capture
because draws the eyes towards the
sky I am sure that I will not miss
visiting this worthseeing architectural
have a pleasant Sunday
ikeharel (67291) 2014-02-16 1:47
Superb sharp image, Miro, every brick and stone shown in great clarity.
The archi.-style is most notable, yet you mentioned it was built in later times than the Moorish era - but still influenced, to my humble opinion.
Have a nice Sunday,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-16 2:06
I like your view of this beautiful church. Well made in this warm light. Congratulations!
adramad (43159) 2014-02-16 9:54
A well chosen POV, to highlight the beautiful architecture and rich textures of this church, alternating stone and brick walls, beautiful tower that stands a great time, against the background sky as pictorial.
Very good color, perfect lighting and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Good Sunday afternoon.
jacquest (18927) 2014-02-17 10:01
I like your tight framing showing very clear details of this architecture. The cloud formation in the sky makes a special effect and the light enhances the colors.
ourania (41322) 2014-02-17 13:40
what an interesting building, I'd like to see more of it and think that perhaps your framing is a little too tight but you've certainly captured wonderful details and textures and made the contrast between the building and the sky so intense, dramatic and fascinating. You illuminated your photo very effectively, the strong contrasts have rendered it very interesting and attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
eldancer1 (35551) 2014-02-19 14:52
I like the clouds in the background, it makes the church more imposing. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
macjake (64788) 2014-02-20 10:15
i'm glad i clicked on this one because in the main gallery page we really can't see the smaller details, but here they come out loud and clear.
we can basically see each individual brick.
a fine corner looking angle with light and shadow combinations. attractive sky and clouds always help!
enjoy your day
Cricri (115557) 2014-02-21 3:02
Très belle présentation de cette église aux jolies décorations des façades en pierres, le ciel est magnifique aussi
fritzi007 (10401) 2014-05-18 14:14
sehr gutes, schönes Foto, sehr hohe Qualität, einfach vom Feinsten, mein Freund!!!
jmdias (61390) 2015-04-06 17:28
it is very interesting this style of architecture and your photo shows well the texture of these walls and the shapes of the building. nice job.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15989)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 22:15