I recently spent some time in Europe on business, and managed to find some time between meetings to get out and shoot. The first stop on the trip was Valencia, Spain. In total I spent just over 24 hours in this beautiful city, but will definitely be going back one day, for a much longer visit. One of the high points was a visit to St. Mary’s Cathedral, also known as Valencia Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th Century. It is widely believed that the actual Holy Grail is housed here, and upon viewing the interior it would be easy to believe that.

The gold-clad dome of St. Mary's Cathedral
The gold-clad dome of St. Mary’s Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dome above the altar of St. Mary's Cathedral.
The dome above the altar of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph, Holding the Infant Jesus
St. Joseph, Holding the Infant Jesus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Main Altarpiece in St. Mary's Cathedral
The Main Altarpiece in St. Mary’s Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also managed to spend a little time (not enough) just walking the streets, which are winding and narrow, but invariably lead to a neighbourhood square lined with cafes and tapas bars.

Motorcycles and Palm Trees, Valencia.
Motorcycles and Palm Trees, Valencia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winding Streets, Leading to Where?
Winding Streets, Leading to Where?

 

 

 

 

 

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