Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Spanish Church of Sant Pere in Corbera d'Ebre

Talk about a "worship space"...

The church and town was destroyed in the Spanish Civil War in the Battle of the Ebro, 25 July–16 November, 1938.  The ruined church was left standing as a memorial of the decimated town and the many dead.  The church was never restored - simply preserved.  Recently, Spanish architect Ferran Vizoso designed and installed a huge plexi-glass roof system to protect and preserve the ruin and restore it to multifunctional public use.  Story here.
Panorama of Corbera d'Ebre

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