The cathedral, built on a rectangular plan, is composed of a nave and two aisles, the former being wider, though having the same height as the aisles. The choir stalls are the work of Pedro de Mena.
The facade, unlike the rest of the building, is in Baroque style and is divided into two levels; on the lower level are three arches, inside of which are portals separated by marble columns. Above the doors are medallions carved in stone; those of the lateral doors represent the patron saints of Málaga, Saint Cyriacus and Saint Paula, while that over the centre represents the Annunciation.
The north tower is 84 metres high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville. The south tower remains unfinished. A plaque at the base of the tower states that funds raised by the parish to finish it were used instead to help the British colonies which became the United States to gain their independence from Great Britain. Other investigations of the parish registers deduce that the money may have been used in the renovation of the roadway called the "Way of Antequera" (which began in the present street Calle Martinez Maldonado). This unfinished state has led to the Cathedral being called "La Manquita", meaning in English, "The One-Armed Lady".
A series of grand artworks fills the sanctuary, among them are the Gothic altarpiece of the Chapel of Santa Barbara and the 16th century tombs of the Chapel of San Francisco. The Chapel of the Incarnation contains a neoclassic altarpiece (1785) designed by the sculptor Juan de Villanueva and carved by Antonio Ramos and Aldehuela, sculptures of Salazar and Antonio Palomino, and The Beheading of Saint Paul, painted by Enrique Simonet in 1887 during his stay in Rome.
Oliver's Mount is an area of high ground overlooking Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It offers impressive views of the town, a tribute monument to the war dead, camping and caravanning at selected times of the year and a cafe but may be primarily known for its motorcycle races (however cars have raced here twice, in 1955 and 1956). Oliver's Mount first held a motorcycle race in 1946, and continues to hold motorcycle circuit today, and also holds car rally and car hill-climb events.
The site is also to host a new family friendly music festival from summer 2012. Opening 'International Bike Week', the 'Future Of Music - Oliver's Mount Festival' will celebrate local, new music and will be held at Mount Farm, Oliver's Mount. It is being organised by the resident racing club 'Auto 66' and local music management and Promotion company 'Red Cherry Music'. It was held over 16 and 17 June 2012.
The site also houses the broadcasting transmitter which provides TV and radio services to Scarborough and the surrounding areas.
Oliver's Mount is named after Oliver Cromwell, as it was thought that he had sited guns there, although there is no evidence that Cromwell visited Scarborough during the Civil War. This name was in use by 1804; previously the hill was known as Weaponness, which now refers to the area of the town around Oliver's Mount and Filey Road, and one of the wards of the borough
The stone arches of this 400-metre long viaduct rise 32 metres above Batty Moor.
Constructing the Settle Carlisle Railway was a massive engineering feat. 35 miles of its 72-mile length lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park
It opened in 1876 and was the last railway to be built in Britain using almost all manual labour. It took 6,000 men seven years to build and many thousands of ‘navvies’ died during its construction, either from industrial injuries or small pox.
Leeds Kirkgate Market is a market in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England located on Vicar Lane. It is the largest covered market in Europe. There are currently 800 stalls which attract over 100,000 visitors a week.
As you drive towards Whitby on the A171 the scenery is breathtaking especially on a nice summer sunny day and if you like taking photo's theres plenty to take around the area even before you get to Whitby etc.
The Leeds Corn Exchange is a Victorian building in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, which was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and completed in 1864. Inside the building are speciality shops and a restaurant.
Goathland railway station is a station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and serves the village of Goathland in North Yorkshire, England. It is famous for appearing in the television series Heartbeat which is not produced anymore!!
As a Mediterranean city, Malaga has always been linked to the sea and the wealth it provides, sea that has been the driving force and livelihood of the Malaga people.
This is so much so that the city has always been identified and defined by its two “towers”: its Cathedral and its Lighthouse.
Nestled in the protections of a natural bay, Malaga Harbour has become the second most important port of call for Tourist Cruise ships in peninsula Spain, receiving the visit of some of the most important and emblematic liners in the world, such as the Queen Mary II. This activity will be boosted even further with the new Cruise Ship and Vessel Terminal being built in the dock area.
On the other hand, the Special Harbour Plan will mean the definitive integration of the Port in the City, providing Malaga and its Historical Quarter the maritime façade that it has always wanted, and giving a cultural and recreation use to what are presently quays 1 and 2.
Bil-Bil Castle is a Neo-Arab style building.
The architect was Enrique Atencia and the building was finished in 1934. However the owners were never able to live in it because the Spanish Civil War started in 1936. Later an American bought it and lived in it with his family. His first name was William and he had a son with the same name. Since his nickname was Bill, the neighbors started calling the building Bil-Bil. The building was remodeled in the 1990’s.
The building is painted red and the exterior is decorated with attractive tile. There are gardens with fountains and there is a beautiful view of the beaches. The City Hall owns the building and it is used as a cultural center, with art exhibitions, conferences, concerts, and other cultural events. It is one of the favorite places for civil weddings on Saturdays.
The castle has a more romantic history. It was built by a Spanish merchant for his moorish bride who was pining for her homeland across the Mediterraen Sea. He reproduced a moorish house to make his bride feel at home. It is a beautiful example of a well to do Moorish house, complete with indoor courtyard, Fine plasterwork and a wonderful garden filled with fountains and running water . There are regular art exhibitions held there now. It isd situated on a headland with the waves crashing all around., looking across to her beloved North Africa.