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11-14 March 2011, Madrid, Spain

 

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The Valle de los Caídos (in English: Valley of the Fallen) is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was also claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement".

 

The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez on a scale to equal, according to Franco, "the grandeur of the monuments of old, which defy time and forgetfulness". Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended as a revival of Juan de Herrera's late renaissance architecture, exemplified in El Escorial. This uniquely Spanish architecture was widely used in public buildings of post-war Spain and is rooted in International classicism exemplified by Albert Speer or Mussolini's Esposizione Universale Roma.

 

The monument precinct encloses over 3,360 acres (13.6 km2) of Mediterranean woodlands and granite boulders on the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, over 3,000 feet (910 m) over sea level where stand the Basilica, the Benedictine Abbey, the Hospedería, the Valley and the ‘Juanelos,’ four cylindrical monoliths dating from the 16th century. The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-meter-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.

 

Work started in 1940 and took over eighteen years to complete, the monument being officially inaugurated on April 1, 1958. According to the official ledger, the cost of the construction totalled 1.159 billion pesetas, funded through National Lottery draws and donations.

 

As a surviving artifact of Franco's rule, the monument and its Catholic basilica remain controversial, particularly because 10% of the construction workforce were convicts, some of them Popular Front prisoners.

Source: wikipedia

Photoshoot Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV

11-14 March 2011, Madrid, Spain

 

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The location:

The Valle de los Caídos (in English: Valley of the Fallen) is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was also claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement".

 

The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez on a scale to equal, according to Franco, "the grandeur of the monuments of old, which defy time and forgetfulness". Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended as a revival of Juan de Herrera's late renaissance architecture, exemplified in El Escorial. This uniquely Spanish architecture was widely used in public buildings of post-war Spain and is rooted in International classicism exemplified by Albert Speer or Mussolini's Esposizione Universale Roma.

 

The monument precinct encloses over 3,360 acres (13.6 km2) of Mediterranean woodlands and granite boulders on the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, over 3,000 feet (910 m) over sea level where stand the Basilica, the Benedictine Abbey, the Hospedería, the Valley and the ‘Juanelos,’ four cylindrical monoliths dating from the 16th century. The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-meter-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.

 

Work started in 1940 and took over eighteen years to complete, the monument being officially inaugurated on April 1, 1958. According to the official ledger, the cost of the construction totalled 1.159 billion pesetas, funded through National Lottery draws and donations.

 

As a surviving artifact of Franco's rule, the monument and its Catholic basilica remain controversial, particularly because 10% of the construction workforce were convicts, some of them Popular Front prisoners.

Source: wikipedia

The Valley of the fallen or the Abbey of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen is a monument built between 1940 and 1958 located in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in Madrid (Spain). It is 9 km north of the Escorial monastery in the Sierra de Guadarrama, on the place of the Cuelgamuros Valley. The set belongs to the National Trust since 1957, year of its openness to the public.

 

General Franco ordered its construction, and is buried there alongside José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange Spanish political party, as well as with other 33.872 combatants on both sides in the civil war.

 

The complex are a Benedictine Abbey, part of which remodelled as Inn to tourism, a basilica excavated in the rock where the tombs of Franco, Primo de Rivera and eight chapels where they are buried military of both sides. On the Basilica stands the highest Christian cross worldwide [required date] with 150 visible meters over 40 miles away.

 

From access to the enclosure, a road leads to the foot of the monument of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen, resulting in a large forecourt. Halfway between the entry and the Esplanade the traveller is with four large cylindrical monoliths, granite, 11,50 meters and 1.50 meters in diameter each, receiving the name of 'Juanelos'. They were carved during the reign of Philip II, under the direction of the Italian engineer based in Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

You can access the basis of the cross by means of a funicular railway. The height of the cross is 150 m and his arms measured 46 meters and has two bases. 25 Metres, in the first plinth, are of the four evangelists and their symbols - John and the Eagle, Lucas and del Toro, Marcos and the lion and Matthew and winged man - sculptures by Juan D'avalos. The second plinth 42 meters high, represent the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, strength and Temperance.

 

The Esplanade is the entrance to the crypt (or Basilica) of 262 m in length. Be dug 200,000 cubic metres of rock for its construction. The gateway, built in bronze, is the work of sculptor Fernando Cruz Solis. She are represented 15 mysteries of the Rosary and an apostolate; Carlos Ferreira are the two archangels of the atrium. In the fence that gives step the spacecraft forty saints are represented and it is crowned in the Centre with the figure of Apostle Santiago, patron saint of Spain. The ship is divided into four sections; there is six chapels and in the murals eight tapestries flamingos made in the 16th century, but which we see today are copy of the 20th century, having as iconographic topic the Apocalypse of St. John.

 

The high altar is a piece of pulimentado granite. He has two golden iron reliefs forgings by José Espinós Alonso on Diego Méndez, representing the burial Santo and the supper sacred drawings. On the altar is a cross juniper wood with a Jesus Julio Beovide, policromado by Ignacio Zuloaga work, after he is the tomb of Francisco Franco and in front of José Antonio Primo de Rivera. This framed by four archangels bronze, the work of Juan Avalos. On the main altar the 42 meters height and diameter, 40 Dome decorated with Mosaic policromado by Santiago Padrós.

 

In the header of the cruise is the choir, with sitiales carved wood. In the sides there are two chapels with good part of the remains of the more than 40,000 people in the Basilica, fallen on fronts of the civil war, approximately half of each side.

  

El Valle de los Caídos o la Abadía de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos es un monumento construido entre 1940 y 1958 situado en el municipio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, en la Comunidad de Madrid (España). Se encuentra a 9 km al norte del Monasterio de El Escorial en la Sierra de Guadarrama, sobre el paraje del valle de Cuelgamuros. El conjunto pertenece al Patrimonio Nacional desde 1957, año de su apertura al público.

 

El general Franco ordenó su construcción, y está enterrado allí junto con José Antonio Primo de Rivera, fundador del partido político Falange Española, así como con otros 33.872 combatientes de ambos bandos en la Guerra Civil.

 

En el complejo se hallan una abadía benedictina, parte de la cual se remodeló como hospedería para atender al turismo, una basílica excavada en la roca donde se encuentran las tumbas de Franco, Primo de Rivera y ocho capillas donde están enterrados militares de ambos bandos. Sobre la basílica se alza la más alta cruz cristiana del mundo[cita requerida] con 150 metros de altura visible a más de 40 kilómetros de distancia.

 

Desde el acceso al recinto, una carretera lleva al pie del monumento de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos, desembocando en una gran explanada. A medio camino entre la entrada y la explanada el viajero se encuentra con cuatro grandes monolitos cilíndricos, de granito, de 11,50 metros de altura y 1,50 metros de diámetro cada uno, que reciben el nombre de «Juanelos». Fueron esculpidos durante el reinado de Felipe II, bajo la dirección del ingeniero italiano, afincado en Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

Puede accederse a la base de la cruz por medio de un funicular. La altura de la cruz es de 150 m y sus brazos miden 46 metros y tiene dos basamentos. A 25 metros de altura, en el primer basamento, se encuentran las esculturas de los cuatro evangelistas y sus símbolos —Juan y el Águila, Lucas y el Toro, Marcos y el León y Mateo y el Hombre alado— realizadas por Juan de Ávalos. En el segundo basamento, a 42 metros de altura, se representan las cuatro virtudes cardinales: prudencia, justicia, fortaleza y templanza.

 

En la explanada se encuentra la entrada a la cripta (o basílica) de 262 metros de longitud. Se excavaron 200.000 metros cúbicos de roca para su construcción. La puerta de entrada, construida en bronce, es obra del escultor Fernando Cruz Solís. En ella están representados los 15 misterios del Rosario y un apostolado; de Carlos Ferreira son los dos arcángeles del atrio. En la reja que da paso a la nave se hallan representados cuarenta santos y está rematada en el centro con la figura del Apóstol Santiago, patrono de España. La nave está dividida en cuatro tramos; hay en ella seis capillas y en los murales ocho tapices flamencos realizados en el siglo XVI, aunque los que hoy vemos son copia del siglo XX, teniendo como tema iconográfico el Apocalipsis de San Juan.

 

El altar mayor es de una pieza de granito pulimentado. Cuenta con dos relieves de hierro dorado forjados por José Espinós Alonso sobre dibujos de Diego Méndez, que representa el Santo Entierro y la Sagrada Cena. Sobre el altar se encuentra una cruz de madera de enebro con un Jesucristo obra de Julio Beovide, policromado por Ignacio Zuloaga, Tras él se encuentra la tumba de Francisco Franco y frente a él la de José Antonio Primo de Rivera. Esta encuadrado por cuatro arcángeles de bronce, obra de Juan de Avalos. Sobre el altar mayor la cúpula de 42 metros de altura y 40 de diámetro, decorada con mosaico policromado por Santiago Padrós.

 

En la cabecera del crucero está el coro, con sitiales en madera labrada. En los laterales hay dos capillas con buena parte de los restos de las más de 40.000 personas que hay en la basílica, caídos en los frentes de la Guerra Civil, aproximadamente la mitad de cada bando.

  

I've been away for a few days and had the time of my life, this is a teaser of upcoming work.

 

Like I said in my previous post:

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The location:

The Valle de los Caídos (in English: Valley of the Fallen) is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was also claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement".

 

The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez on a scale to equal, according to Franco, "the grandeur of the monuments of old, which defy time and forgetfulness". Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended as a revival of Juan de Herrera's late renaissance architecture, exemplified in El Escorial. This uniquely Spanish architecture was widely used in public buildings of post-war Spain and is rooted in International classicism exemplified by Albert Speer or Mussolini's Esposizione Universale Roma.

 

The monument precinct encloses over 3,360 acres (13.6 km2) of Mediterranean woodlands and granite boulders on the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, over 3,000 feet (910 m) over sea level where stand the Basilica, the Benedictine Abbey, the Hospedería, the Valley and the ‘Juanelos,’ four cylindrical monoliths dating from the 16th century. The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-meter-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.

 

Work started in 1940 and took over eighteen years to complete, the monument being officially inaugurated on April 1, 1958. According to the official ledger, the cost of the construction totalled 1.159 billion pesetas, funded through National Lottery draws and donations.

 

As a surviving artifact of Franco's rule, the monument and its Catholic basilica remain controversial, particularly because 10% of the construction workforce were convicts, some of them Popular Front prisoners.

Source: wikipedia

The Valley of the fallen or the Abbey of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen is a monument built between 1940 and 1958 located in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in Madrid (Spain). It is 9 km north of the Escorial monastery in the Sierra de Guadarrama, on the place of the Cuelgamuros Valley. The set belongs to the National Trust since 1957, year of its openness to the public.

 

General Franco ordered its construction, and is buried there alongside José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange Spanish political party, as well as with other 33.872 combatants on both sides in the civil war.

 

The complex are a Benedictine Abbey, part of which remodelled as Inn to tourism, a basilica excavated in the rock where the tombs of Franco, Primo de Rivera and eight chapels where they are buried military of both sides. On the Basilica stands the highest Christian cross worldwide [required date] with 150 visible meters over 40 miles away.

 

From access to the enclosure, a road leads to the foot of the monument of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen, resulting in a large forecourt. Halfway between the entry and the Esplanade the traveller is with four large cylindrical monoliths, granite, 11,50 meters and 1.50 meters in diameter each, receiving the name of 'Juanelos'. They were carved during the reign of Philip II, under the direction of the Italian engineer based in Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

You can access the basis of the cross by means of a funicular railway. The height of the cross is 150 m and his arms measured 46 meters and has two bases. 25 Metres, in the first plinth, are of the four evangelists and their symbols - John and the Eagle, Lucas and del Toro, Marcos and the lion and Matthew and winged man - sculptures by Juan D'avalos. The second plinth 42 meters high, represent the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, strength and Temperance.

 

The Esplanade is the entrance to the crypt (or Basilica) of 262 m in length. Be dug 200,000 cubic metres of rock for its construction. The gateway, built in bronze, is the work of sculptor Fernando Cruz Solis. She are represented 15 mysteries of the Rosary and an apostolate; Carlos Ferreira are the two archangels of the atrium. In the fence that gives step the spacecraft forty saints are represented and it is crowned in the Centre with the figure of Apostle Santiago, patron saint of Spain. The ship is divided into four sections; there is six chapels and in the murals eight tapestries flamingos made in the 16th century, but which we see today are copy of the 20th century, having as iconographic topic the Apocalypse of St. John.

 

The high altar is a piece of pulimentado granite. He has two golden iron reliefs forgings by José Espinós Alonso on Diego Méndez, representing the burial Santo and the supper sacred drawings. On the altar is a cross juniper wood with a Jesus Julio Beovide, policromado by Ignacio Zuloaga work, after he is the tomb of Francisco Franco and in front of José Antonio Primo de Rivera. This framed by four archangels bronze, the work of Juan Avalos. On the main altar the 42 meters height and diameter, 40 Dome decorated with Mosaic policromado by Santiago Padrós.

 

In the header of the cruise is the choir, with sitiales carved wood. In the sides there are two chapels with good part of the remains of the more than 40,000 people in the Basilica, fallen on fronts of the civil war, approximately half of each side.

  

El Valle de los Caídos o la Abadía de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos es un monumento construido entre 1940 y 1958 situado en el municipio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, en la Comunidad de Madrid (España). Se encuentra a 9 km al norte del Monasterio de El Escorial en la Sierra de Guadarrama, sobre el paraje del valle de Cuelgamuros. El conjunto pertenece al Patrimonio Nacional desde 1957, año de su apertura al público.

 

El general Franco ordenó su construcción, y está enterrado allí junto con José Antonio Primo de Rivera, fundador del partido político Falange Española, así como con otros 33.872 combatientes de ambos bandos en la Guerra Civil.

 

En el complejo se hallan una abadía benedictina, parte de la cual se remodeló como hospedería para atender al turismo, una basílica excavada en la roca donde se encuentran las tumbas de Franco, Primo de Rivera y ocho capillas donde están enterrados militares de ambos bandos. Sobre la basílica se alza la más alta cruz cristiana del mundo[cita requerida] con 150 metros de altura visible a más de 40 kilómetros de distancia.

 

Desde el acceso al recinto, una carretera lleva al pie del monumento de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos, desembocando en una gran explanada. A medio camino entre la entrada y la explanada el viajero se encuentra con cuatro grandes monolitos cilíndricos, de granito, de 11,50 metros de altura y 1,50 metros de diámetro cada uno, que reciben el nombre de «Juanelos». Fueron esculpidos durante el reinado de Felipe II, bajo la dirección del ingeniero italiano, afincado en Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

Puede accederse a la base de la cruz por medio de un funicular. La altura de la cruz es de 150 m y sus brazos miden 46 metros y tiene dos basamentos. A 25 metros de altura, en el primer basamento, se encuentran las esculturas de los cuatro evangelistas y sus símbolos —Juan y el Águila, Lucas y el Toro, Marcos y el León y Mateo y el Hombre alado— realizadas por Juan de Ávalos. En el segundo basamento, a 42 metros de altura, se representan las cuatro virtudes cardinales: prudencia, justicia, fortaleza y templanza.

 

En la explanada se encuentra la entrada a la cripta (o basílica) de 262 metros de longitud. Se excavaron 200.000 metros cúbicos de roca para su construcción. La puerta de entrada, construida en bronce, es obra del escultor Fernando Cruz Solís. En ella están representados los 15 misterios del Rosario y un apostolado; de Carlos Ferreira son los dos arcángeles del atrio. En la reja que da paso a la nave se hallan representados cuarenta santos y está rematada en el centro con la figura del Apóstol Santiago, patrono de España. La nave está dividida en cuatro tramos; hay en ella seis capillas y en los murales ocho tapices flamencos realizados en el siglo XVI, aunque los que hoy vemos son copia del siglo XX, teniendo como tema iconográfico el Apocalipsis de San Juan.

 

El altar mayor es de una pieza de granito pulimentado. Cuenta con dos relieves de hierro dorado forjados por José Espinós Alonso sobre dibujos de Diego Méndez, que representa el Santo Entierro y la Sagrada Cena. Sobre el altar se encuentra una cruz de madera de enebro con un Jesucristo obra de Julio Beovide, policromado por Ignacio Zuloaga, Tras él se encuentra la tumba de Francisco Franco y frente a él la de José Antonio Primo de Rivera. Esta encuadrado por cuatro arcángeles de bronce, obra de Juan de Avalos. Sobre el altar mayor la cúpula de 42 metros de altura y 40 de diámetro, decorada con mosaico policromado por Santiago Padrós.

 

En la cabecera del crucero está el coro, con sitiales en madera labrada. En los laterales hay dos capillas con buena parte de los restos de las más de 40.000 personas que hay en la basílica, caídos en los frentes de la Guerra Civil, aproximadamente la mitad de cada bando.

      

Calle de Juanelo, Madrid, Spain.

 

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Paseando con Juanelo.

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Calle de Juanelo, Madrid.

Una exposición en la Biblioteca Nacional.

 

El busto de Juanelo atribuido a Pompeo y Leone Leoni.

El Valle de los Caídos es un conjunto monumental español construido entre 1940 y 1958 y situado en el valle de Cuelgamuros, en el municipio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, en la Comunidad de Madrid. Se encuentra en la sierra de Guadarrama, a 9,5 km al norte del monasterio de El Escorial.

Conmemorador de la guerra civil y exaltador de la dictadura franquista,​ fue concebido por Francisco Franco con la finalidad proclamada de rendir honor y enterrar a aquellos que cayeron luchando en su «gloriosa cruzada».

En su diseño participaron los arquitectos Pedro Muguruza y Diego Méndez, correspondiendo las esculturas a Juan de Ávalos y Taborda, entre otros. La cruz tiene 150 metros de altura y brazos de 24 metros cada uno.

Actualmente la basílica se encuentra abierta al culto y a las visitas del público tras una restauración parcial.

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The Valle de los Caídos is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honour and bury those who died in the Spanish Civil War. Franco claimed that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement" and reconciliation.

The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez on a scale to equal, according to Franco, "the grandeur of the monuments of old, which defy time and memory." Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended to form part of a revival of Juan de Herrera's architecture, exemplified by the royal residence El Escorial. This uniquely Spanish architecture was widely used in public buildings of post-war Spain and is rooted in international classicism as exemplified by Albert Speer or Mussolini's Esposizione Universale Roma.

The monument precinct covers over 3,360 acres (13.6 km2) of Mediterranean woodlands and granite boulders on the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, more than 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level and includes a basilica, a Benedictine abbey, a guest house, the Valley, and the Juanelos — four cylindrical monoliths dating from the 16th century. The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-metre-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.

Valle de los caidos basilica

 

pls view on large

  

One of the most extraordinary places ....

       

The Valle de los Caídos (in English: Valley of the Fallen) is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was also claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement".

 

The monument, a landmark of 20th-century Spanish architecture, was designed by Pedro Muguruza and Diego Méndez on a scale to equal, according to Franco, "the grandeur of the monuments of old, which defy time and forgetfulness". Together with the Universidad Laboral de Gijón, it is the most prominent example of the original Spanish Neo-Herrerian style, which was intended as a revival of Juan de Herrera's late renaissance architecture, exemplified in El Escorial. This uniquely Spanish architecture was widely used in public buildings of post-war Spain and is rooted in International classicism exemplified by Albert Speer or Mussolini's Esposizione Universale Roma.

 

The monument precinct encloses over 3,360 acres (13.6 km2) of Mediterranean woodlands and granite boulders on the Sierra de Guadarrama hills, over 3,000 feet (910 m) over sea level where stand the Basilica, the Benedictine Abbey, the Hospedería, the Valley and the ‘Juanelos,’ four cylindrical monoliths dating from the 16th century. The most prominent feature of the monument is the towering 150-meter-high (500 ft) cross erected over a granite outcrop 150 meters over the basilica esplanade and visible from over 20 miles (32 km) away.

 

Work started in 1940 and took over eighteen years to complete, the monument being officially inaugurated on April 1, 1958. According to the official ledger, the cost of the construction totalled 1.159 billion pesetas, funded through National Lottery draws and donations.

 

As a surviving artifact of Franco's rule, the monument and its Catholic basilica remain controversial, particularly because 10% of the construction workforce were convicts, some of them Popular Front prisoners.

 

The complex is owned and operated by the Patrimonio Nacional, the Spanish governmental heritage agency, and ranked as the third most visited monument of the Patrimonio Nacional in 2009. The Spanish socialist government closed the complex to visitors at the end of 2009, basing the decision on safety reasons connected to restoration on the facade. Controversy arose upon this decision, as the closure was attributed by part of the public opinion to the "Memoria Historica" law enacted during president Zapatero's mandate, as supported by some media.[1] Other media support that the abbey monks are misinterpreting the closure due to restoration works with a political decision.[2] The works include the Pietà sculpture prominently featured at the entrance of the crypt, using hammers and heavy machinery.[3][4] In November, 2010, alleging safety reasons, the Spanish government closed down the Basilica for Mass.[5] Mass was celebrated in the open during several weeks; with an attendance of 3.000 faithful, in a rainy day on November 14. Checkpoints were set up, according to government sources, to prevent political manifestations such as Falange flags, in accordance to the Law of "Memoria Histórica".

  

source wikipedia

 

The Valley of the fallen or the Abbey of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen is a monument built between 1940 and 1958 located in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in Madrid (Spain). It is 9 km north of the Escorial monastery in the Sierra de Guadarrama, on the place of the Cuelgamuros Valley. The set belongs to the National Trust since 1957, year of its openness to the public.

 

General Franco ordered its construction, and is buried there alongside José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange Spanish political party, as well as with other 33.872 combatants on both sides in the civil war.

 

The complex are a Benedictine Abbey, part of which remodelled as Inn to tourism, a basilica excavated in the rock where the tombs of Franco, Primo de Rivera and eight chapels where they are buried military of both sides. On the Basilica stands the highest Christian cross worldwide [required date] with 150 visible meters over 40 miles away.

 

From access to the enclosure, a road leads to the foot of the monument of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen, resulting in a large forecourt. Halfway between the entry and the Esplanade the traveller is with four large cylindrical monoliths, granite, 11,50 meters and 1.50 meters in diameter each, receiving the name of 'Juanelos'. They were carved during the reign of Philip II, under the direction of the Italian engineer based in Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

You can access the basis of the cross by means of a funicular railway. The height of the cross is 150 m and his arms measured 46 meters and has two bases. 25 Metres, in the first plinth, are of the four evangelists and their symbols - John and the Eagle, Lucas and del Toro, Marcos and the lion and Matthew and winged man - sculptures by Juan D'avalos. The second plinth 42 meters high, represent the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, strength and Temperance.

 

The Esplanade is the entrance to the crypt (or Basilica) of 262 m in length. Be dug 200,000 cubic metres of rock for its construction. The gateway, built in bronze, is the work of sculptor Fernando Cruz Solis. She are represented 15 mysteries of the Rosary and an apostolate; Carlos Ferreira are the two archangels of the atrium. In the fence that gives step the spacecraft forty saints are represented and it is crowned in the Centre with the figure of Apostle Santiago, patron saint of Spain. The ship is divided into four sections; there is six chapels and in the murals eight tapestries flamingos made in the 16th century, but which we see today are copy of the 20th century, having as iconographic topic the Apocalypse of St. John.

 

The high altar is a piece of pulimentado granite. He has two golden iron reliefs forgings by José Espinós Alonso on Diego Méndez, representing the burial Santo and the supper sacred drawings. On the altar is a cross juniper wood with a Jesus Julio Beovide, policromado by Ignacio Zuloaga work, after he is the tomb of Francisco Franco and in front of José Antonio Primo de Rivera. This framed by four archangels bronze, the work of Juan Avalos. On the main altar the 42 meters height and diameter, 40 Dome decorated with Mosaic policromado by Santiago Padrós.

 

In the header of the cruise is the choir, with sitiales carved wood. In the sides there are two chapels with good part of the remains of the more than 40,000 people in the Basilica, fallen on fronts of the civil war, approximately half of each side.

 

La Noria de Juanelo, Toledo / Spain

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Year: 1920 (1920s)

Authors: Fernández Ardavín, Luis, 1891-1962

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8 114 LUIS FERNÁNDEZ ARDAVÍN Hay una paz extática... Las torres son de cobre...El maestro contempla por su ventana el cielo,y concibe de fondo, para Martín y el pobre,el extraño «Artificio o Rueda de Juanelo».. En la casa hay un gato dormido, y dos mujeres:Catalina y Gregoria... ¡Catalina es tan fina!...Luis Tristán, el discípulo, sale de los tallerespara hablar en el huerto, de amor, con Catalina... El maestro está en casa solo y meditabundo...Suena en la calle el eco seco de un viejo zueco,y este grosero ruido ha tornado a este mundoal señor Dominico Theotocópuli, «El Greco»... 11 N Venecia se holgara el mancebo de Creta, y allí, de Tintoreto, Veronés y Ticiano,aprendió los secretos de una rica paletay un color transparente, luminoso y pagano...Mas él no se aveníacon esta paganía,y quiso ser cristiano...¡Así vino a esta España del espíritu huecoel señor Dominico Theotocópuli, «El Greco».

 

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Il6 LUIS FERNÁNDEZ ARDAVÍN En tierras de Valencia triunfaba Juan de Juanes..,Berruguete y Becerra en la parda Castilla...Eran hoscos los viejos retablos catalanes,y nacía con Vargas la escuela de Sevilla... Y cruzando la tierra del áspero barbecho,ambicioso llegaba Dominico a la corte...¡Como en su «Caballero de la mano en el pecho»,eran tristes sus ojos y era altivo su porte! No podía vivir la vida cortesana...La figura siniestra del rey, le daba miedo...Y buscando un ambiente de ciudad castellana,aposentó sus reales en la imperial Toledo... La corte era ignorancia... La religión, locura...Jugaba el rey Felipe una partida conel gran ajedrecista Ruy Lope de Segura...¡Y encendía su hoguera la Santa Inquisición!... LÁMINAS DE MISAL 117 Y en este ambiente sórdido de Felipe Segundo,cuya corte tenía olor de sacristía,(¡oh, gran rey, sacristán, dominador del mundo!),en Toledo vivía, unas veces pintando un muñeco con alma y otras un alma sola, que arrancó de un muñeco,

  

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Deep encounter,

   

There I was, in an ordinary day doing my ordinary things in San Benedicto.

 

Suddenly I felt the presence of a creature swimming near me, I couldn’t recognize it, so I decided to approach it while it was looking the other way. As I observed how it moved and laid on the sand, I realized it shouldn’t be as dangerous as I imagined at first, but still cautious I didn’t feel confortable enough to reveal my self.

 

Strange fins, oddly shape body and quite noisy. I tried speaking to it, but it wasn’t listening, I dared to touch it on the tail, but it didn’t turn.

 

Absorbed by the mystery, my curiosity drove me to look for the eyes in search of contact and a deeper understanding. Hopefully a visual contact would become the bridge for our communication and so I dared to appear in front of it, taking my chances of getting hurt.

 

The eyes were protected behind a membrane, a thick, hard but yet transparent membrane. Inside, the eyes where close together and seemed surprised with my presence. We were in the same moment, connected, understanding each other in a simple and limited way. Clearly it was as focused on me as I was on it. Harm was not a risk anymore, fear faded away and for a few minutes we just stared, getting closer and closer. I had to keep looking inside of the calm, curious creature. Then it extended one of its pectoral fins that had something big, bulky and shiny attached to it, it kept getting it closer to our faces, but I stood there looking inside its eyes and knew everything would be all right.

 

A big light appeared striking us, lighting the whole place, our faces, the sand, the rocks, and just like that it disappeared. I never knew what it was, what happened, where did that light came from and why, but I believe the creature had something to do with it.

 

After a few more minutes, it shacked its fins and started to rise to the surface, approaching a big object floating on the top. It then took its fins off and changed position to climb on it.

 

Some say that it is the most dangerous animal alive, that it eats everything from fruits, plants, weed, fish, birds and other creatures. That it hunts more than it needs to eat, that it kills for pleasure, that its great intelligence has positioned it on top of the food chain, but forgot about the balance of the world.

 

I’m not sure about all that, all I can say is I once had the courage to go and face it, to look for an answer, to communicate and appreciate it for myself. When I did, I saw a creature that could easily match the descriptions I heard before, but I also saw kindness, love and a lot of hunger, not for food but for understanding.

   

…I hope the same intelligence that made it the top predator, may as well help to save us all.

   

Your friend from San Benedicto “Juanelo”, the fish on the left.

   

Author and photographer:

 

Iskander Itriago.- The strange creature.

 

Selfie with Juanelo

 

@ San Benedicto Island in Revillagigedo´s Archipelago.

 

Nikon D810

 

Sea & Sea Housing

 

Nikon 16-35mm

 

Inon Z240 Strobes

Slow rise pancakes, from vegan yum-yum | Tortitas con levadura y leudado lento, de vegan yum-yum

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The Valley of the fallen or the Abbey of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen is a monument built between 1940 and 1958 located in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, in Madrid (Spain). It is 9 km north of the Escorial monastery in the Sierra de Guadarrama, on the place of the Cuelgamuros Valley. The set belongs to the National Trust since 1957, year of its openness to the public.

 

General Franco ordered its construction, and is buried there alongside José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange Spanish political party, as well as with other 33.872 combatants on both sides in the civil war.

 

The complex are a Benedictine Abbey, part of which remodelled as Inn to tourism, a basilica excavated in the rock where the tombs of Franco, Primo de Rivera and eight chapels where they are buried military of both sides. On the Basilica stands the highest Christian cross worldwide [required date] with 150 visible meters over 40 miles away.

 

From access to the enclosure, a road leads to the foot of the monument of the Santa Cruz in the Valley of the fallen, resulting in a large forecourt. Halfway between the entry and the Esplanade the traveller is with four large cylindrical monoliths, granite, 11,50 meters and 1.50 meters in diameter each, receiving the name of 'Juanelos'. They were carved during the reign of Philip II, under the direction of the Italian engineer based in Toledo, Juanelo Turriano.

 

You can access the basis of the cross by means of a funicular railway. The height of the cross is 150 m and his arms measured 46 meters and has two bases. 25 Metres, in the first plinth, are of the four evangelists and their symbols - John and the Eagle, Lucas and del Toro, Marcos and the lion and Matthew and winged man - sculptures by Juan D'avalos. The second plinth 42 meters high, represent the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, strength and Temperance.

 

The Esplanade is the entrance to the crypt (or Basilica) of 262 m in length. Be dug 200,000 cubic metres of rock for its construction. The gateway, built in bronze, is the work of sculptor Fernando Cruz Solis. She are represented 15 mysteries of the Rosary and an apostolate; Carlos Ferreira are the two archangels of the atrium. In the fence that gives step the spacecraft forty saints are represented and it is crowned in the Centre with the figure of Apostle Santiago, patron saint of Spain. The ship is divided into four sections; there is six chapels and in the murals eight tapestries flamingos made in the 16th century, but which we see today are copy of the 20th century, having as iconographic topic the Apocalypse of St. John.

 

The high altar is a piece of pulimentado granite. He has two golden iron reliefs forgings by José Espinós Alonso on Diego Méndez, representing the burial Santo and the supper sacred drawings. On the altar is a cross juniper wood with a Jesus Julio Beovide, policromado by Ignacio Zuloaga work, after he is the tomb of Francisco Franco and in front of José Antonio Primo de Rivera. This framed by four archangels bronze, the work of Juan Avalos. On the main altar the 42 meters height and diameter, 40 Dome decorated with Mosaic policromado by Santiago Padrós.

 

In the header of the cruise is the choir, with sitiales carved wood. In the sides there are two chapels with good part of the remains of the more than 40,000 people in the Basilica, fallen on fronts of the civil war, approximately half of each side.

 

Cauliflower steak with quinoa, basil oil; from Linda Long's 'Great Chefs Cook Vegan' | Filete de coliflor, quinoa y aceite de albahaca; del libro de Linda Long "Great Chefs Cook Vegan"

Chucho, Wuiwua y Juanelo, Zautla, 2012

Only for GENUINE chocolate lovers | Sólo para VERDADEROS amantes del chocolate

Paseo matutino con Ania.Havia

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Juanelo Turriano o Giovanni Torriani (Cremona, Milanesado, 1501 — Toledo, España, 1585) fue un ingeniero e inventor ítalo-español.

 

Llegó a España en el año 1529 llamado por Carlos I, y ya como Juanelo Turriano, fue nombrado Relojero de Corte y para Carlos construyó el famoso Cristalino, reloj astronómico que le hizo ser conocido en su época, en el cual fue capaz de indicar la posición de los astros en cada minuto con objeto de interpretaciones astrológicas.

 

Felipe II le nombró Matemático Mayor. Reclamado por el papa Gregorio XIII participó en la reforma del calendario.

 

Vuelto a España, Juan de Herrera le encarga el diseño de las campanas del Monasterio de El Escorial.

 

Trabajó y vivió en Toledo desde 1534, donde murió el 13 de junio de 1585 en la indigencia. Es fama que allí construyó un autómata de madera, llamado el Hombre de palo: una calle de la ciudad lo recuerda por este hecho. Además inventó una especie de ametralladora rudimentaria y algunas máquinas voladoras, diseñadas y construidas por él.

  

Esquema del Artificio de Juanelo.Pero por lo que es más conocido es por la máquina hidráulica que construyó para subir el agua a Toledo desde el río, conocida como el Ingenio de Toledo o Artificio de Juanelo. Sobre su funcionamiento hay aún controversias, más o menos aclaradas desde el clásico trabajo del ingeniero Luis de la Escosura Morrogh (1888), pero lo cierto es que conseguía llevar el agua del río Tajo hasta el Alcázar, situado a casi 100 metros por encima del cauce del río. Basado en el uso de la propia energía hidráulica del río Tajo, constaba de gran cantidad de "cucharas" o "brazos de madera", engranados de modo ingenioso, que se iban pasando el agua los unos a los otros, en altura creciente, de tal manera que podía elevar gran cantidad de algua salvando el desnivel. Al parecer se mantuvo en funcionamiento, con un rendimiento cada vez menor a medida que envejecía y se estropeaba, hasta el año 1639; se ha calculado que en su mejor momento podía ascender en torno a 16-17 metros cúbicos al día (16-17 mil litros).

 

Según las fuentes escritas se construyeron dos artificios semejantes: el primero, encargado por el Ayuntamiento, debía llevar el agua hasta el Alcázar como cota más alta de la ciudad pero el ejército, propietario del Alcázar, se negó a repartir las aguas con la ciudad. Así, el ayuntamiento encargó otro, que Juanelo ejecutó.

 

El problema de Juanelo, que prácticamente le llevó a la tumba, era que nadie quería pagar el primero de los artificios: el Ayuntamiento porque no recibía las aguas y el ejército porque no había firmado ningún contrato. Entre unos y otros, Juanelo se arruinó y fue enterrado modestamente en un convento toledano.

 

Es autor de los “Veintiún Libros de los Ingenios y Máquinas”, obra editada en su integridad por la Fundación Juanelo; al parecer también escribió otros muchos libros y tratados, aunque como eran de temas militares se consideraron secretos en la época en la que vivió y no llegaron a ver la luz en su momento siendo publicados muchos años después.

  

Juanelo Turriano en la literatura. ]En el año 2000 fue publicada una aproximación biográfica a la figura de Juanelo Turriano. Se trata de la novela Las Grullas del otoño volaron sobre el Tajo (Un ingenio para el César) del escritor Ricardo Sánchez Candelas, libro en el que se narran los últimos años de la vida de Turriano. En el mismo año el escritor Jesús Ferrero publicó Juanelo o el hombre nuevo, cuyo protagonista es la creación de Turriano. En 2002 el periodista Baltasar Magro escribió El círculo de Juanelo, novela que trata sobre un estudio de la vida de Juanelo Turriano hecho por unos amigos durante la época de Franco. En la novela de José Vicente Pascual El ingeniero y el rey, aparece Juanelo como detective en Yuste, días antes de morir el Emperador Carlos I.

 

INFORMACIÓN EXTRAIDA DE WIKIPEDIA

Anónimo, Retrato de Juanelo Turriano. Óleo sobre lienzo. Siglo XVI. 68,5 x 54,3 cm.Museo Civio “Ala Ponzone” de Cremona, Inv. 440.Inscripción: EFIGIEM HANC IANELLI TVRRIANI CREMONE[N]SI. PHILOLOGIORV[M]/ PRINCIPIS, EX HISPANIIS ELECTAM ILL.MUS M[…] CNV[…] SA[…]VS/ DANESIUS FILIODONUS CREMONAE ILLIUS PATRIAE/ DONO TRADI IVBET. ANNO MDCXXXVII. Las aportaciones bibliográficas más actualizadas sobre este retrato se encuentran en: Ángel del Campo y Francés, Semblanza iconográfica de Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 1997; Silvio Leydi, “Un cremonese del Cinquecento. Aspectu informis sed ingenio clarus: qualche precisazione per Giannello Torriani a Milano (con una nota sui suoi ritratti)”, Bollettino Storico Cremonese, nº IV (1997), 1998, pp. 127-156; Mario Marubbi, “Retrato de Juanelo Turriano”, en Realismo y espiritualidad. Campi, Anguissola, Caravaggio y otros artistas cremoneses y españoles en los siglos XVI-XVIII, Valencia, Ajuntament d´Alaquàs, 2007, pp. 130-131.

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Anónimo, Retrato de Juanelo Turriano. Óleo sobre lienzo. Primer tercio del siglo XVII. 67 x 53 cm. Patrimonio Nacional. Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial. Inv. 10034530. Inscripción: JANELIUS TURRIANUS CREM. / NUNQ. DEFICIT VIRTUS Traducción (de Ángel del Campo): Juanelo Turriano cremonense. Nunca decae el talento. Las aportaciones bibliográficas más actualizadas sobre este retrato se encuentran en: Ángel del Campo y Francés, Semblanza iconográfica de Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 1997; Carmen García-Frías Checa, “Retrato de Juanelo Turriano”, en Realismo y espiritualidad. Campi, Anguissola, Caravaggio y otros artistas cremoneses y españoles en los siglos XVI-XVIII, Valencia, Ajuntament d´Alaquàs, 2007, pp. 132-133.

“Juanelo Turriano”. Medalla en bronce. Ha. 155080,5 x 7,5 mm.Inscripción: IANELLVS. TURRIAN. CREMON. HOROLOG. ARCHITECT (anverso) VIR. TUS NUNQ: DEFICIT. (reverso). Bibliografía: Francesco Rossi, “Medaglie”, en I Campi e la cultura artistica cremonese del Cinquecento, Milano, Electa, 1985,pp. 347-349 y 352-353; Ángel del Campo y Francés, Semblanza iconográfica de Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 1997; Marina Cano, “Medalla de Juanelo Turriano”, en Felipe II. Un monarca y su época. Las tierras y los hombres del rey, Madrid, Sociedad para la Conmemoración de los Centenarios de Carlos V y Felipe II, 1998, pp. 493-494.

Lemon cheesecake from "The Joy of Vegan Baking" book | Cheesecake de limón del libro "The Joy of Vegan Baking".

Medalla de Juanelo Turriano. Grabado. 1776. La primera referencia impresa de la medalla de Juanelo Turriano se encuentra en la segunda edición, publicada en 1776, del primer tomo del famoso y muy extendido Viage de España, en que se da noticia de las cosas mas apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella (1772-1794) del valenciano Antonio Ponz. En la tercera edición, aparecida en 1787, dio noticia de “un busto muy bello de mármol [de Juanelo Turriano], que el Excelentísimo Señor Arzobispo actual de Toledo adquirió, y colocó en su gabinete de antigüedades”. Evidentemente, se refiere al busto actualmente conservado en el Museo de Santa Cruz. Ponz también incluyó en su Viage una reproducción bastante precisa de las dos caras de la medalla de Juanelo Turriano. Bibliografía: Daniel Crespo Delgado, El paisaje del progreso. Las obras públicas en el Viage de España (1772-1794) de Antonio Ponz, Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana, 2008.

Anónimo, Busto de Juanelo Turriano. Mármol de Carrara. Siglo XVI. 85.5 x 60 x 31 cm.Museo de Santa Cruz de Toledo, Inv. 192.Inscripción: IANELLUS./TURRIAN:/CREMON: HOR=/OLOG: ARCHITECT:Las aportaciones bibliográficas más actualizadas sobre este retrato se encuentran en: Los Leoni (1509-1609). Escultores del renacimiento italiano al servicio de la Corte de España, Madrid, Ministerio de Cultura, 1994; Ángel del Campo y Francés, Semblanza iconográfica de Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 1997; S. C. “Busto de Juanelo Turriano”, en Realismo y espiritualidad. Campi, Anguissola, Caravaggio y otros artistas cremoneses y españoles en los siglos XVI-XVIII, Valencia, Ajuntament d´Alaquàs, 2007, pp. 128-129.

Tofu omelette; caramelised onions, portobello mushrooms and Tofutti "Mozzarella Style" cheese slices filling. From Isa's "Vegan Brunch" | Tortilla de tofu; relleno de cebolla caramelizada, champiñones portobello y queso en lonchas "Mozzarella Style" de Tofutti. Del libro "Vegan Brunch" de Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

Cecilio Béjar Durarte, Busto de Juanelo Turriano. Piedra caliza.1970. Palacio Real (Madrid) Copia del busto de Juanelo Turriano realizada en 1970 para decorar el exterior del Palacio Real. Su autor, Cecilio Béjar, fue quien años atrás restaurase el busto del Museo de Santa Cruz de los desperfectos sufridos en 1936. Bibliografía: Ángel del Campo y Francés, Semblanza iconográfica de Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, Fundación Juanelo Turriano, 1997.

Matcha green tea muffins, chocolate chips | Muffins de té verde Matcha, pepitas de chocolate

Soy meatballs (TVP), mushroom sauce, shredded fresh spinach | Albóndigas de soja texturizada, salsa de champiñones, juliana de espinaca fresca

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