Low angle view of tracery, pillars and elaborately sculpted capitals in a corner of the cloister in the Monestir de Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured on May 21, 2006, in the morning. These carved capitals depict foliage, a fabulous winged figure and a lion. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments with the exception of ornamented capitals and crenellations on the rooflines. In the 13th century the cloister was converted in Gothic style by James II of Aragon. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Low angle view of tracery, pillars and elaborately sculpted capitals in a corner of the cloister in the Monestir de Santes Creus, Aiguamurcia, Catalonia, Spain, pictured on May 21, 2006, in the morning. These carved capitals depict foliage, a fabulous winged figure and a lion. The Cistercian Reial Monestir Santa Maria de Santes Creus and its church were built between 1174 and 1225. Following strict Cistercian rule, the Romanesque complex originally featured no architectural embellishments...
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