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Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

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Cartuja Monastery Granada

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Looks simple from the outside - and the monastery rooms are, but inside the chapel is just gob-smackingly baroque!It really is quite mind blowing. Unfortunately you couldn't take pics and I'm a good girl!

On searching google I found no pictures that did the interior any justice at all but there was this one of a statue that was quite amazing and we spent some time looking at.

Ah found some on flickr worth viewing them in original size.
This ontarioarchitecture.com site has a few more and info too.

If you go to Granada you should visit. We caught a bus saved us a lot of money against taking the proffered tour. To get to the monastery, you can catch buses 8 or C from the Gran Vía. This is also one of the stops on the City Sightseeing bus route.
22nd Oct 2009, 23:56   | tags:,,

shitake says:

Looks fantastic too outside. :)Excellent set ,Viv!

23rd Oct 2009, 07:57

paintist says:

its a shame that you couldn't take some interior shots ( thanks for the flickr link it looks amazing ! )...

23rd Oct 2009, 08:04

lilitiger says:

Oh the inside looks scary!!! But I'm sure very beautiful in its own way :-)

23rd Oct 2009, 08:50

Viv says:

Paintist I think you could spend a day in it - it is so over the top that it both repels and attracts it is fascinating. Yes lilitiger both.
Every day was like that ~R~ :)
Good weather, daily walking/exploring culture fixes, good food and drink, and good company what more could one want?

23rd Oct 2009, 13:26

beth says:

looks ace. like a baz luhrman film or something

23rd Oct 2009, 20:14

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