Description The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic church in Cadiz, southern Spain, and the seat of the Diocese of Cadiz y Ceuta. It was built between 1722 and 1838. The Plaza de la Catedral houses both the Cathedral and the Baroque Santiago church, built in 1635. The church sits on the site of an older cathedral, completed in 1260, which burned down in 1596. The reconstruction, which was not started until 1776, was supervised by the architect Vicente Acero, who had also built the Granada Cathedral. Acero left the project and was succeeded by several other architects. As a result, this largely baroque-style cathedral was built over a period of 116 years, and, due to this drawn-out period of construction, the cathedral underwent several major changes to its original design. Though the cathedral was originally intended to be a baroque edifice, it contains rococo elements, and was finally completed in the neoclassical style. Its chapels have many paintings and relics from the old cathedral and monasteries from throughout Spain. In the crypt are buried the composer Manuel de Falla and the poet and playwright Jose Maria Peman, both born in Cadiz. Poniente (or West) Tower, one of the towers of Cdiz Cathedral, is open to the public and shows panoramas of the city from on high.
My work has been published in journals, photography books and exhibited in Galleries. Some of my images have been purchased by private collectors.
Most images were taken in Galicia. a region in the north of Spain. Small coastal towns bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, breathtaking panoramas taken in lowlight conditions enhance the natural beauty of this part of the world.