Samstag, 27. Mai 2017

Up the Coast

To Piran

A coastal town

Stairs going up to this town's fortress walls

Carefully engineered curvature to the steps, so your feet stay dry in the run-off

Looking down from the fortress wall to the city below

the other side of the wall, above the city

The edge of the peninsula, straight down from the wall

Another view

Going down to the city

Approaching the church seen in the previous pictures

The separate octagonal Baptistry. Biblically, eight signifies regeneration, and it is often used for fonts (and was the number saved in the flood to regenerate the earth, was the prescribed number of days old for a baby boy to be circumcised, etc.) Baptism, regeneration, coming to faith, was required before a person could enter the church for the reception of the Sacraments, so Baptistries were either outside the church or at the door.

Between the bell tower (also a separate structure) and the church (see in the  photos above of the town over-view for the placement)

Looking over the church wall to the Baptistry

In the distance over the trees, you can see the battlements of the town walls.

The Bell Tower

Baptistry, Bell Tower, Church

Church interior

Saint George beside the raised pulpit, confessional booth below

The Town Square

"Got It!"

Good bye, Piran.

Driving home to Switzerland 

The Alps

 And that was that.

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