La Clerecia View – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , July 2nd, 2017

La Clerecia view

The Towers of La Clerecia in Salamanca is locally known as Scala Coeli. You can’t, of course, climb the tower without getting into the Clerecia Church. And yes, you’ve got to pay, too. This church used to be known as the Royal College of the Company of Jesus. It was both a school and a home to the Jesuit priests who taught the students.

This Baroque-style building has two towers – and each gives you a different perspective of the city. Climbing the stairs at La Clerecia might be an arduous task for some but you’ll be rewarded with stunning views. When you’re up there, you’re entirely looking at the past from above, sans the glass skyscrapers of the modern world.

The towering spires from all corners of the city compete with the classical Baroque domes. The red-roofed houses you see everywhere are in contrast with the earth-coloured steeples above churches and edifices. It’s truly wonderful up there!

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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The First Cyprus Gay Pride Coming on May 31st – Church is Upset

Author: , May 18th, 2014

Cyprus Gay Pride 2014Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian Church lashed out against homosexuality Thursday after activists announced the country’s first ever LGBT pride festival. The Holy Synod, the Church’s highest decision-making body, said it looks upon efforts to give homosexuality social and legal acceptance with “concern and grief.”

“The Church and science consider homosexuality to be the human being’s fall from grace and an illness and not a natural way of life or choice,” the Holy Synod said in a statement. It said although the Church condemns homosexuality, it loves and supports the “fallen” and prays that they seek God’s mercy.

The statement came after activists said a two-week Cyprus gay pride festival would culminate in a May 31 parade in the capital, Nicosia.

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