Thursday, October 6, 2011

Self-Portraits in Segovia

We´ve just arrived back in Lyon, but I wanted to share a few pictures from my outings in & outside of  Segovia today.
I´m practicing my shooting technique using the self-timer. Finding places to situate the camera was sometimes tricky and sometimes the photos turned out better than I planned.

I hiked to the outside of the town to get a good view of the Alcazar castle that I visited on Monday.

This is the view from the Vera Cruz Templar church.

Consecrated in 1208, Vera Cruz was built by the Knights Templar to house a fragment of the True Cross. It  has a unique 12-sided exterior with a tower on the south side that is patterned on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, It is thus not really a parish church or even a monastic church, but primarily a shrine. The relic is now housed in the nearby village church at Zamarramala.

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