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About This GigaPanToggle
- Taken by
- The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"
- Explore score
- 6.33 Gigapixels
- Date added
- February 07, 2011
- Date taken
- February 06, 2011
Gigapan Pro + Canon 7D + 18-55...
Just around the corner from Plaza Bibarrambla: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/70303/ is the monumental cathedral of Granada.
It's interesting to me that this is more or less the only open space adjacent to the cathedral. I think that every other cathedral I have seen (and this means: in the UK) has been at the centre of a large open area, presumably so visitors/pilgrims/whatever can be impressed by the size of the structure. In fact, not only is this a relatively small space, I heard that it was created "so that you could see the cathedral" implying that there used to be no space at all on any side of the cathedral.
Does anyone know if building right up to the cathedral is a Spanish thing? Or perhaps it is unique to Granada? Or perhaps it isn't uncommon at all and exists whereever the cardinal had less power than the leader of the guild of merchants or something?
This was taken at the end of a long day. Just time to take one quick as-I-was-passing gigapan www.gigapan.org/gigapans/70181/ and then time for bed.