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Sant  Climent de Taüll.
14-JUL-2008 marie-josée wolff

Sant Climent de Taüll.

Vall de Boi

Sant Climent de Taüll is a church in the town of Taüll, in the province of Lleida, Spain. The church was dedicated in the year 1123.

The church is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture. It is known for its campanile and for its murals, which were removed to the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia) (Barcelona) in 1922, to prevent the theft of the murals. The murals, which are frescos, were removed by painting them with horsehide glue and then peeling off the hardened glue, carrying the pigments of the mural with it.

Among the murals is a striking rendition of Christ Pantocrator. In His left hand He holds a book which reads "EGO SUM LUX MUNDI", "I am the light of the world". On His right and left are the Greek letters alpha and omega.

This church is part of the Catalan Romanesque churches of the Vall de Boí which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in November 2000.(wikipedia)


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Fabienne12-Sep-2008 22:17
c'est une très belle architecture et faite pour résister aux températures rudes de la montagne.
J'aime beaucoup voir cette église et son long clocher.
Máire Uí Mhaicín12-Sep-2008 18:32
Excellent clear image and most interesting information.
pr_rajan12-Sep-2008 16:55
...great capture!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet12-Sep-2008 16:33
Très belle architecture et composition
globalgadabout12-Sep-2008 16:11
great capture of this intriguing old church...V
mario .n12-Sep-2008 15:49
Une tour impressionante ,pise n° 2 où un effet dû à l'angle de la prise de vue ? V
Paco López12-Sep-2008 15:38
Excelente y belisima foto!!! Gran voto!
Walter O. Koenig12-Sep-2008 14:40
Nice sharp shot of this beautiful architecture. I like the textures and your composition. Thank you for including the interesting information. "V"
zyziza12-Sep-2008 14:09
Superb shot M-Jo! V
zyziza12-Sep-2008 13:35
lovely phallic shape! v
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