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The Great Hall, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen
21.5.12 Chris Spracklen

The Great Hall, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen

Jaen, Spain view map

Another impressive part of the hotel (parador) we stayed in during our brief time in Jaen.

"The castle began as an 8th Century Moorish fortress last improved by the Nasrid King Abdallah ibn al-Ahmar, who also built the Alhambra. Earlier, where the parador now stands, there was a tower known as Hannibal's Tower, of which some traces remain. After King Ferdinand III of Castile captured the city in 1246, he commenced a transformation of the castle, including construction of what became known as the New Castle on the eastern extreme of the hill. The bulk of the work, however, took place under the reigns of Alfonso X and Ferdinand IV. There are five towers and a donjon, with one of the towers holding the Chapel of Saint Catalina." (Wikipedia)

Nikon D7000
1/15s f/3.2 at 11.0mm iso400 full exif

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Tom LeRoy26-Feb-2013 16:44
An exceptional interior shot of this warmly lit room. The vase in the foreground is a beautiful addition to the scene!V!
Kim19-Feb-2013 22:35
Great interior shot! V
Jeff Real16-Feb-2013 14:58
Light and warmth that is so appealing ~V~
Buz Kiefer13-Feb-2013 20:48
Excellent interior work Chris. Vote.
lucanton13-Feb-2013 17:41
Très bel intérieur, Chris ...V
Martin Lamoon13-Feb-2013 17:28
Great stairway and stonework. v
Marcia Colelli13-Feb-2013 14:10
Beautiful interior image. Looks very relaxing. Nice golden tone V
Colin Storey13-Feb-2013 10:15
Looks like a fantastic place, great interior image. v
Don Mottershead13-Feb-2013 08:21
Wonderful warm interior. Excellent, precise photography. ~V~
Dan Greenberg13-Feb-2013 05:55
Spectacularly captured indoor vista! It must have been a wonderful place to stay. ~BV~
Bryan Murahashi13-Feb-2013 05:33
Beautiful interior scene and photo. V
Simon Chandler13-Feb-2013 05:03
Excellent interior shot. Perfect exposure. v
Jean D13-Feb-2013 03:09
A fine capture of this beautiful interior and perfectly exposed. ~V
Yi Feng13-Feb-2013 00:49
Beautiful interior light!
John More13-Feb-2013 00:20
Lovely interior capture, very nicely handled indeed
janescottcumming12-Feb-2013 23:24
An excellent interior shot of this wonderful room. V
Karen Stuebing12-Feb-2013 23:08
Fantastic golden light and I really like this room and all the stonework. V.
pkocinski12-Feb-2013 23:05
Gorgeous room - well done Chris.
Hank Vander Velde12-Feb-2013 22:40
A beautiful well captured interior image Jim.
Helen Betts12-Feb-2013 21:45
Beautifully composed and lit! I like the addition of the ceramic piece in the foreground, a charming contrast to this magnificent hall. V.
godro12-Feb-2013 19:57
Beautiful work!
John Reynolds12-Feb-2013 19:30
Excellent interior capture, Chris. V.
Karin Doeling12-Feb-2013 19:28
Your exposure produces a beautiful light at this inviting place. V
J S Quesada12-Feb-2013 19:26
Terrific indoor shot. Great composition and depth. I love how you lead the eye through the gate. V
dane12-Feb-2013 18:32
love the warm tones. v
Chris Morton12-Feb-2013 18:13
resting place for a few knights?
Nestor12-Feb-2013 17:01
This is a superb D 7000 shot, ISO is spot on and detail is clean and crisp.
Composition is eye appealing as always.
Vote 10+
SageCreek Images12-Feb-2013 16:09
What a beautiful room, the lighting gives it a nice warm feeling....
Tom Munson12-Feb-2013 15:38
Impressive image of this wonderful setting, Chris1
Walter O. Koenig12-Feb-2013 15:23
A superb and fascinating indoor shot Chris. Great lighting, colors and exposure. "V"
Mildred Alpern12-Feb-2013 15:19
Love everything here: the warm tones, the perspective, the beautiful blue and white vase in the foreground, the dark red patterned sofas, the stone walls, so much to view. Smacks of the beauty of Allhambra.
Zoltán Balogh12-Feb-2013 15:03
Superb photograph Chris! V
Char12-Feb-2013 14:46
What a wonderful scene, Chris. Love the many textures and warm lighting. \/
Stephanie12-Feb-2013 14:36
What a beautiful capture of this Parador interior! VV
globalgadabout12-Feb-2013 14:34
a grand space perfectly portrayed..
burtmann12-Feb-2013 14:27
Gorgeous work Chris. Beautiful and full of ambience. V
gerard belbeoch12-Feb-2013 14:20
en fait pendant cette période les catholiques ont exterminés juifs et maures ,,,plus de 100 000morts,,,,,,
mais tres belle photo ;bravo
Jim Coffman12-Feb-2013 13:56
Simply excellent,Chris! Very nice work,my friend!!
Kevin Warren12-Feb-2013 13:56
Impressive wide angle interior view, Chris, well done!
joseantonio12-Feb-2013 13:20
Last year when I was in Baeza had intention of visiting Jaen but had not the time to do it...V.
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