Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Climbing the bell tower
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:56:02 -0700

Like many cathedrals in Spain, the Seville cathedral started out as a 
mosque.  What is now the bell tower used to be the minaret from which 
the muezzin called the faithful to prayer. Rather than using stairs, one 
climbs the tower via 39 ramps. This allowed the muezzin to ride a donkey 
up and down the required five times per day. Donkeys were not available 
to us tourists.  It's quite a slog up, but worth it.  Come with me and 
see the view.

First, a prelude.  This little girl wanted to get a very close look at 
the cathedral treasures.
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The next six pictures show the views we saw as we ascended the tower.  
Click the dark area to the right of each picture to advance to the next 
one.  The arrowhead works, too.

Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic 20/1.7.  Enjoy!

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