Look Up Look Down: Shell House, Salamanca

I thought that La Casa De Las Conchas (House Of The Shells), a 15-th century gothic building in the centre of Salamanca, would make a nice entry for travelwithintent’s Look Up Look Down weekly photo challenge.

Looking up at the shells... the building's facade is deocrated with 350 of these.

Looking up at the shells… the building’s facade is decorated with 350 of these.

Shell House Frontal

Looking up from inside Shell House (interior patio), you can see the towers of Salamanca Cathedral

Looking up from Shell House’s interior patio, you can see the ornate towers of Salamanca Cathedral

Looking down one of the beautifully carved banisters

Looking down one of the beautifully carved banisters

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24 thoughts on “Look Up Look Down: Shell House, Salamanca

  1. y. prior

    how unique – and what a great entry for the challenge – your up and down views give us a such a nice feel for this work of art structure – and I find it interesting that the second photo shows windows that are so diverse – instead of being exactly alike. hmmm
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      1. Jackie Cangro

        Yes! Would you believe I just learned that? I’m reading a novel about a woman botanist who studies moss. She explains how ancient decayed mosses are what created the “veins” in the marble. I never knew that.

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