Monument of Saint Theresa of Avila, on the Place of Saint Theresa, in the background Church of Saint Peter...
Saint Theresa of Ávila, also called Saint Theresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515, at Gotarrendura (Ávila), Old Castile, Spain – October 4, 1582, at Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites.
Forty years after her death, she was canonized, in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection).
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martou (1660) 2010-03-19 11:02
nice architecture here well framed, shot captured at sunset i guess, with this nice warm color, well done, interesting note
Rafer (15291) 2010-03-19 12:58
Hola Manu, parece buen sitio para visitar...buen cielo y color...saludos
Jeppo (17645) 2010-03-19 13:05
interesting note. good contrast between the golden tones of the church and the blue sky in the background
coco (30439) 2010-03-19 16:00
Hola Don Manuel.
Genial la luz y el conjunto de la luz y color de la foto. La composición vale también lo suyo y me gusta mucho la foto.
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-20 1:01
Excelente toma, amigo Manu!!
Perfecta composición y suaves colores.
Un fuerte abrazo,
mauro61 (52623) 2010-03-20 1:31
immagine ottimamente composta con l'unione dei due elementi.
Un ottima luce riscalda una foto dalla perfetta definizione.
un caro saluto
mkamionka (30616) 2010-03-20 1:39
recently somebody was showing picks from Lisieux where the other St Theresa comes from so I am glad that you show now Avila.
Very impressive architecture. It is rare to see a woman on the column which is not St Mary.
Nice presentation, TFS
jhm (139134) 2010-03-20 2:38
Lovely architecture picture, nice decorations above the door.
Also the tower and statue are nice clear and attractive.
Composition and colors are very pleasant for look at. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
vasilpro (40933) 2010-03-20 14:55
Excellent composition, interesting architecture and statue, very nice light management and soft colors, very good contrast and clarity.
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
colibriav (2152) 2010-03-28 9:02
Buen colorido y buen encuadre de nuestra mas emblematica plaza.
El rojizo de las piedras de la iglesia romanica de San Pedro, la imagen de Santa Teresa y el cielo medio nublado hacen na muy buena combinacion.
sacavem (18610) 2010-03-31 7:01
Excellent photo of the architecture of Avila.
Good shot and good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours.
- Copyright: Manuel Mayorga (ManuMay) (34591)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2008-11-09
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Oeuvres d'art
- Camera: Fujifilm S6500fd
- Exposition: f/6.4, 1/450 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-19 10:50