Leanne is not holding her Monochrome Madness Challenge for a couple of weeks while she travels in Tasmania. But I decided to upload a photo in monochrome anyway. This photo is a shot of the Plaza de Cervantes in Santiago de Compostela. The plaza is a couple of blocks from the hotel where we stayed in Santiago and we crossed the plaza every day on our way to the Santiago Cathedral and environs.
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We were on our way to the cathedral for the Pilgrim’s Mass when we encountered this book fair on the plaza around the fountain and Cervantes monument. Rua da Acibecheria begins at the plaza and winds down the hill to the Praza da Inmaculada and the north entrance to the Cathedral. That’s where we found Gandhi (see here) a few minutes after I took this shot.
I processed the photo in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro. I also cropped the photo vertically and used Lightroom only to come up with this version:
Here’s the original color version of the photo:
The plaza was originally called Plaza del Campo and was the town’s market square in medieval times. It was changed in the 19th century to honor the great author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, whose father came from Galicia.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole (check out her website here) will be back hosting the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge in a couple of weeks. Her theme for the first week of October is Doors.