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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