Photo | Flying Buttresses

Seville, Spain

Sevilla 2007 (64)From the yard of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, the flying buttresses of the structure are framed beautifully by the trees  that surround the church.

“The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s wealth, as it had become a major trading center in the years after the Reconquista in 1248. In July 1401 it was decided to build a new temple, as the ancient Muslim mosque was in bad shape after a 1356 earthquake. According to the oral tradition of Seville, the decision of members of the chapter was: “Let a church so beautiful and so great that those who see it built will think we were mad”. According to the minutes of that day, the new church should be: “a work such as good, which like no other.” Construction began in 1402; it continued until 1506. Church workers gave half their salaries to pay for architects, builders and other expenses.

~Wikipedia

Advertisements

About katrinamauro

Landlord in Brooklyn, antique rug dealer, food & travel junkie who loves to experience new cultures and customs. On a mission to do big things.
This entry was posted in Spain, ~Photography & Video~ and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Photo | Flying Buttresses

  1. RBZSeville says:

    I really like the picture. It is now possible to visit the cathedral on the heights and see the flying buttresses at close range. It is a very impressive visit, especially if you suffer from vertigo. I hope you understand I used the help of “Google Translator”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s