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Santiago de Compostela 3

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 31 March 2014 in Architecture.

Interior The rope hanging down is suspending the Botafumeiro (incense burner) which swings in a 30 metre arc attaining speeds of 68 kph if I remember my statistics correctly. Its original purpose was to fumigate the arriving pilgrims.
It would seem that this well known pilgrimage has overlaid a pre Christian one which started from Santiago and led to Cape Finisterre (The end of the Earth)

NIKON COOLPIX P7000 1/28 second F/3.5 ISO 400 50 mm (35mm equiv.)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel intérieru cette lumirèe ces bancs de bois le rouge sueprbe.

31 Mar 2014 5:34am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

It would seem smell is an important part of their observance here

31 Mar 2014 6:10am

Gerard1948 from Spain

Beautiful view of the interior of the cathedral, you had the chance to see the botafumeiro in action? This is awesome. A great photo, I like a lot.
Have a good week.

31 Mar 2014 8:46am

@Gerard1948: Sadly no

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
such beautiful composition, perspective, colors, lighting & details!
Amazing & lovely!

31 Mar 2014 10:02am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Trying to incorporate all of their five senses into their worship it would seem:)

31 Mar 2014 12:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Oh! the botafumeiro! I remember the moment he stepped over my head ... Awesome time! Good info friend! Best regards, Adela

31 Mar 2014 12:39pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nicely done

31 Mar 2014 1:00pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic capture. I like the superb composition.

31 Mar 2014 1:42pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine interior shot of this attractive place. The swimming device for incense is amazing.

31 Mar 2014 2:41pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Magnificent documentation of this interior!

31 Mar 2014 4:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The point of view gives us a feeling for the magnitude of this church.

31 Mar 2014 4:43pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good capture of the interior and interesting explanations.

31 Mar 2014 5:08pm

maedeh ashrafi from hamedan, Iran

Very nice capture

31 Mar 2014 6:59pm

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Like the Reds.

31 Mar 2014 8:49pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

belle lumière

1 Apr 2014 7:23am

1/28 second
ISO 400
50 mm (35mm equiv.)