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Gate of Dawn

Gate of Dawn

A chapel was installed in this old gate to guard the city against invaders and to protect departing travelers. The icon in the chapel is called "The Madonna of Mercy" (1620), reputed to have miraculous powers. You can see the icon from the street, and some people stand outside during services, but we wanted to go in. Humorous story to follow ;-).

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
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Stephanie14-Aug-2012 14:36
Oooooh ~ how beautiful! V
Peter Sussex13-Aug-2012 20:51
Yessss... the perspective just pulls me in and the chapel is really a wonderful piece of architecture. And is in good shape. V
J S Quesada22-Jun-2012 00:34
Very nice capture of this gate. Love the perspective through the passageway. V