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Holy ray of light ² by fabriceappy

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Old City.

A second picture of the beam of light taken under the dome.

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Holy ray of light by fabriceappy

Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Old City.

This church is an incredible place, whether you are a believer or not. The historical intensity in here – and throughout Jerusalem – is unique.

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Sepulcro de Elisenda de Montcada – Monestir de Pedralbes by neobit

Elisenda de Montcada (c. 1292 – 19 June 1364) was a daughter of Pere de Montcada and his wife Elisenda de Pinos. She was Queen consort of Aragon by her marriage.
Elisenda’s great-grandmother was Constance, Lady of Aitona, an illegitimate daughter of Peter II of Aragon, making her and her husband second cousins once removed.
In 1322 Elisenda became the fourth and last wife of James II of Aragon, thirty years her senior. Elisenda became stepmother to James’ ten children by his second marriage to Blanche of Naples. The marriage lasted for only five years before James died in November 1327, they had no children.
In 1326, James and Elisenda had founded the Monastery of Pedralbes. A year after she was widowed, she retired to the monastery of Pedralbes palace immediately. Although she was never a nun, she was endowed with wide powers over the internal workings of the monastery. Elisenda remained there for the rest of her life.
Elisenda died in 1364. Her tomb is an example of Catalan Gothic.
There is something particular about Queen Elisenda’s tomb: the sarcophagus is double-sided. On the cloister side Elisenda is figured as a mourning widow, on the church side as a queen.

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