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Church Chains

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 18 June 2013 in Architecture.

More sobering than silly, the outside of this church in Toledo is hung with chains that were the shackles of freed galley slaves

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/104 second F/4.0 ISO 100 76 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess tomorrow's equivalent would be a wall of credit cards . .

18 Jun 2013 7:23am

@Ronnie 2¢: or smart-phones :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So not a primitive anti-pigeon defence then :-)

18 Jun 2013 8:44am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful framing of details !

18 Jun 2013 8:45am

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Not to mention loyalty cards, or maybe flat screens.

18 Jun 2013 8:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen and excellent shot. Always good to be reminded about history.

18 Jun 2013 9:56am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent detail, framing is superb. Thank you for the explanation I do not know, though I visited San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo.
Have a good day.

18 Jun 2013 11:16am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super graphisme et image merveilleux rendu et captage.

18 Jun 2013 11:21am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Better the chains than the blood that was part of the chains horror, great photo !~

18 Jun 2013 11:44am

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine angle and capture of the church. The chains make a distinctive decoration that is unusual in my limited experience.

18 Jun 2013 3:14pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

wow. must have been a visual nightmare to see people hanging... awful.

18 Jun 2013 3:38pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a perfect way to remind people of our barbaric past

18 Jun 2013 4:33pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

A poignant reminder that it has not always been this good!

18 Jun 2013 4:51pm

@Kate: It still isn't in a lot of places. we are the lucky ones

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Sobering is a good description. I like the details in this architecture

18 Jun 2013 4:59pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good framing, interesting explanations

18 Jun 2013 5:33pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that's quite amazing. I can only imagine the stories behind every one of those shackles.

19 Jun 2013 2:28am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Best regards! Adela

19 Jun 2013 4:15pm

1/104 second
ISO 100
76 mm (35mm equiv.)