Church in Luanco

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by angloasturian, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. angloasturian

    angloasturian Mu-43 Veteran

    Luanco is a small and very picturesque fishing village just down the coast - and has this lovely church right by the sea. The cloisters down each side are typical of churches in this region - probably because it rains a lot. The sculpture (bronze) is called 'PlaƱideras' which means 'Hired Mourners' and harks back to the time when rich families paid a group of women to weep and moan at the funeral of one of their members. This was common in the Middle ages and, apparently, goes as far back as Ancient Egypt.
    EPL1, kitlens, (iEnhance).
     
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  2. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Nice series Colin ! Thanks for sharing with us. My favs are shot 2 & 3, well captured, great atmosphere.
     
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