Barcelona, a photo a day

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It has been a while I hadn’t been back inside our cathedral, and I ad almost forgotten how beautiful she is. Above, some of the 13 geese living in the Gothic cloister. 13, because Santa Eulalia was 13 when she was martyred by the Romans under Emperor Diocletian, and they subjected her to 13 different tortures. That’s European history for you.
Why geese? She was a geese shepherdess.

 Many more interesting things in the cloister, even a 13th century urinal… Will show you much more during the coming week!

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7 responses

  1. what wonderful shots these are.

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    March 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

  2. But why have geese in the first place? Fascinating.

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    March 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

  3. It looks so unreal and special with the amazing light and the geese around. bravo.

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    March 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

  4. Nice how the birds are looking for the sunny spots… 🙂
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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    March 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

  5. A beautiful cathedral Rob.
    Costas

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    March 18, 2012 at 7:27 am

  6. Gosh this looks like an image that could have been taken a hundred years ago Rob (minus the hose reel of course haha!)Beautiful.

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    March 18, 2012 at 2:39 am

  7. The color and texture makes it mystical !

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    March 18, 2012 at 2:18 am