Photographer's Note

Another picture of the picturesque streets of Ciutadella, once the capital of Menorca and lying at the west end of this small island.

Towering proudly above its surrounding buildings, you can see the east end of the Cathedral of Ciutadella. Built by orders of King Alfonso III of Aragón, conqueror of the Island (1287), on an ancient Moorish mosque, the Cathedral is built in the Catalan Gothic style of the 14th century, although it still retains the old minaret of the earlier mosque.

The Cathedral features some detailed architecture, stone carvings of strange, mythical creatures and a Neo-Gothic canopy that hangs high above the main altar. The exterior features a large collection of gargoyles. It is quite fortress-like in appearance. The facade of the church, in the neoclassical style, was added in 1813. The church suffered heavy damage in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, but has since been restored.

I think that one or two of the people you can see in the left foreground might be members of our little group who were on a very instructive and enjoyable photographic holiday with Philip Dunn - a wonderful experience.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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