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church of San Miguel de Lillo.
23-AUG-2007 marie-josée wolff

church of San Miguel de Lillo.

Oviedo, Spain.

The church of San Miguel de Lillo is found in Asturias, it's a pre-Romanesque church. It's a World Heritage Site. It was consecrated by Ramiro I in the year 848. It was originally dedicated to St. Mary until this worship passed to the nearby palace in the 12th century, leaving this church dedicated to Saint Michael.
It originally had a basilica ground plan, three aisles with a barrel vault, although part of the original structure has disappeared as the building fell into decay during the 12th or 13th century. Nowadays, it conserves its western half from that period, together with several elements in the rest of the church such as the fantastic jambs in the vestibule or the extraordinary lattice on the window of the southern wall, sculpted from one single piece of stone.

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Bernard Bosmans09-Feb-2008 12:13
Wonderful old church, thanks for sharing the history. V.
Chad Ramsey30-Jan-2008 21:19
Great shot with great information! Thanks~V
Josée V.30-Jan-2008 04:16
Une architecture vieillisante d'une façon tout à fait superbe . V
Jean-Paul PLUME29-Jan-2008 18:55
Une architecture inhabituelle et des pierres qui ont changé de couleurs avec le temps, c'est ce qui fait sa beauté.
globalgadabout29-Jan-2008 16:37
excellent exposure captures the colourful patina on the surface of the stones...an interesting building and history too
zyziza29-Jan-2008 13:43
great shot! v
Bernd Koenemann29-Jan-2008 11:37
Excellent photo.
Lise Trempe29-Jan-2008 11:16
Cette vieille église est très belle. La texture et les couleurs dans la pierre sont très bien rendues.
Gérard Koehl29-Jan-2008 05:55
Magnifique cette vieille église... V
Paco López29-Jan-2008 05:38
Gran foto de este bello lugar!! V!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle29-Jan-2008 04:47
Wonderful capture of this historical site. Wonderful tones/textures and details.
Sandi Whitteker28-Jan-2008 23:18
Fantastic image. Great old church. The colors are wonderful, and the shot is beautifully composed.
mario .n28-Jan-2008 23:13
Belle église avec une architecture bien particulière ! V
Xavi Barneda28-Jan-2008 23:13
Superb image, place & history! V!
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