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February 23, 2012

Canet de Mar Church

Filed under: Costa Brava,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:19 pm

Canet de Mar Church: The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Canet de Mar on the Costa Brava (Costa del Maresme) is a late Gothic style building, built from 1579 and consecrated in 1591. It has a single nave and transept, apse and side chapels, one of which, most important, is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. The fa├žade, is engraved, and has a rectangular niche portal on it. On the right stands the square tower of three storeys, built between 1793 and 1805. Its architect was Juan Garrido, from Barcelona. In 1936 the church was burned. The altarpiece was lost (work of 1630). The reconstruction was done by Josep Torras Danish between 1939/46. An ideal place to visit when the weather in Canet de Mar is not so nice, the Church of St Peter and St Paul is in the Gothic style and is located in the Church Square.

Canet de Mar Map.

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February 18, 2012

Whitehaven Cumbria

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 4:14 pm

Whitehaven Cumbria: Whitehaven is a town in Cumbria in northwest England, United Kingdom. It is the seat of the Borough of Copeland. Whitehaven has some 25,500 inhabitants. Near the town is the nuclear complex at Sellafield. Whitehaven was attacked in 1778 in the American War of Independence of the United States Navy under the command of John Paul Jones. The rectangular map of Whitehaven (Georgian architecture) served as a model for the construction of Manhattan in New York.

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February 9, 2012

Zeniamar Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 5:50 pm

Zeniamar Spain: An attractive residential complex which is surrounded by all kinds of services, Zeniamar is within the Orihuela Costa area and is a well established and mature residential area, with many shopping centres nearby. Zeniamar is also close to the beaches of Punta Prima, La Zenia and Playa Flamenca with lots of sandy beaches to choose from. Zeniamar has lots of landscaped green areas with lovely community pools and Jacuzzis so you will not even need the beach. Golfers will also enjoy Zeniamar with at least 4 courses close by. Beautifully designed apartments and bungalows are available to buy or rent, so staying here is easy, and you will not want to go home, because the area is so beautiful.

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