Faded Murals – Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada

Faded Murals - Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada

Faded Murals – Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada, Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

Gorgeous, faded murals on the tomb of queen Elisenda de Montcada, Jaume II\’s queen at the monastery complex at Pedrables, Barcelona. The queen\’s sacrophagus is double-sided. This is the back portion of the tomb as seen from the cloister, where Elisenda is depicted as a mourning widow. The other end of the tomb is in the adjoining Gothic church where she is depicted as a queen.

This monastery was founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada as a place to retire to after the King passed away. You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s. Another link: www.barcelona.de.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/200s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012