Photographer's Note

At the time I am posting it's not Sunday anymore in my time zone, so I am not sure if it qualifies as a papagolfade. Besides that, this a detail of the inside of a church, not a panoramic view as it seems to be usual in papagolfades, so maybe a better pretext for posting it is that the 2nd of November is All Souls' Day or Day of the Dead for the many Christians, a holy day whose celebration in Portugal is often anticipated by one day because the 1st of November (All Saints' Day) is holiday.

This is the tomb of El Tostado (literally The Toasted One, although it is actually the family name of the person). It lies inside the Cathedral of Ávila, behind the major altar. It is the work of the Spanish Renaissance sculptor Vasco de la Zarza [1, 2] and it was built in 1511.

El Tostado, whose name was officially Alonso Fernández de Madrigal (he took the name of the place where he was born instead of his father's), also know as "El Abulense" (abulense is a person from Ávila), was a clergyman who lived in the first half of the 15th century and was the bishop of Ávila in the last two years of his life (1454-1455). He was also an academic that taught in the University of Salamanca, where he gave classes of Art, Moral Philosophy, Poetry and Theology. The vast extent of his written work originated the Spanish saying "escribir más que el Tostado" (to write more than El Tostado), which is applied to someone who writes much.

#1 - Full view of the tomb.
#2 - Another tomb.

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Location (latitude, longitude): 40.6558,-4.69684

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