Montserrat Benedictine Abbey

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Montserrat Benedictine Abbey

Postby zafra52 on Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:25 am

I took this picture of the Benedictine Abbey in Montserrat in December 2018. Montserrat, which means "serrated mountain" in Catalonian, is a mountain with many peaks that looks like a handsaw from the distance and it is just one hour rail travel from Barcelona. The Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat is high up in the mountain and has a black statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, the Patron Saint of Catalonia. I hope you like it.

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Re: Montserrat Benedictine Abbey

Postby gstark on Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:58 am

Very nicely done.

The Abbey in the foreground, nicely positioned in the corner, with the layered background areas tapering off into the distance makes for a very pleasant image.
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Postby ozimax on Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:29 am

Have to agree here. Nice image indeed. Man oh man I want to get back to Spain so badly, especially to my little village of Penausende...
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Re: Montserrat Benedictine Abbey

Postby zafra52 on Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:14 pm

Thank you gentlemen. I am afraid the Catalans and Spain in general are not doing well with Covid-19. The official death figures is 92,000 (mainly senior citizens) in only one year. The true figure will be almost double that; and despite having lock-downs, there are tourists flocking towards Spain because the restaurants and bars are open for business.
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