Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes

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The monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes is a Cultural Asset of National Interest

The Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, located in Port de la Selva, was once a Benedictine monastery in the former county of Empúries. It's a large-scale monastic site, made up of a church (built in the Romanesque style and influenced by late Roman architecture), cloister and various monastic dependencies in its surrounds. The first document that mentions the monastery comes from 878, in which it appears as a simple monastic cell dedicated to Sant Pere (Saint Peter). It wasn't until 945 that it was considered an independent Benedictine monastery, governed by an abbot. Its true origins are, however, as yet unknown.



I've visited this impressive location during my Endre Penovác Watercolor Workshop organized from EPC Art Courses, Girona.  It was to cold and windy for painting outside, sure it was November but at Catalunya November is a gorgeous Month for traveling and painting. Not so at this day, so we changed the location. But for me it was such a beautiful experience and I'm sure, I'll come back to this wonderful place.

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Christmas is a time for nostalgia, but it is also a time for making new memories. Enjoy the fellowship of new friends, and cherish the company of family in this season of loving and sharing. Merry Christmas!

Cordially yours,


isabella 



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Kommentare:

  1. Somehow manages to look imposing and beautiful at the same time! Wonderful photo.

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  2. Very nicely captured image. Definitely suitable for framing. Well done.

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  3. Glorious lighting on this

    Thank you for linking up, have a very Merry Christmas

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