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Seville Cathedral- the largest in the world. It houses the grave of Ferdinand III who ruled Castille during the times of Arnaud Amalric. The builders of the Cathedral are believed to have said. “Let us build a church so grand that people will take us for mad”. It was once the Almohad mosque and the minaret today is the churches Giralda Bell Tower. The Cathedral also houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. #travelporn #seville #sevilla #cathedral #passionpassport #bookatagrammer #bookstagram #travelporn #bookporn #historicalfiction #horror #devilsprayer #spain #iberia #medieval

‘A 13th Century receptacle made of copper, bone and wood’. Perhaps held ashes of some famous person but cremation was not the norm at the time. It’s from Cologne, Germany, which was once the second largest church after the Vatican. But perhaps a clue lies in the 12 carvings of men which adorn the base, which ahold a book. The 12 angels above and the twelve carvings of guardians around the top. Did it once hold one of the 12 missing pages of The Devils Prayer or does it still remain locked in its secret compartments? #bookphotography #sequel #history #köln #cologne #germany🇩🇪 #darmstadt #amwriting #devilsprayer #bookstagram #wanderlust #mystery #conspiracytheory #travelblogger

‘Not Disney, this one is for real’. Pena Palace Sintra, 🇵🇹. The red is an old monastery, the yellow what the king built for his queen in the 15th Century. Not sure what the blue stands for. This had inspired fairy tales around the world....for once upon a time in a far away land, the lived a beautiful princess. For every fairy tale is balanced by a story of horror as there can be no light without darkness. #sintra #portugal #bookphotography ##bookstagram #devilsprayer #amwriting #castle #fairytale #horror #historicalfiction #bookporn #travelblogger #travelphotography

‘The signs of the Zodiac?’ The monastery at Cluny was once the largest in the world. The Cathedral of which on 5% remains was sold to a quarry owner who dismantled and sold it stone by stone. The bases of some of the 1200 pillars remain. Each about 2 metres by 2 metres in width. This motif was displayed in the museum. A few stones salvaged are all that remains of what was probably the grandest of all abbeys in France. Yet strangely this panel seems to represent the signs of the Zodiac considered pagan. You can see Gemini to the left, and Leo next to it. Aries the ram and Sagittarius or is it just my imagination? #zodiac #gemini #aries #saggitarius #france #cluny #bookphotography #amwriting #bookstagram #devilsprayer #history

‘Quinta De Regalia’ -Portugal. If there was a list of the ten strangest places on earth. This would be in it. A Brazilian born Portuguese spent his fortune building hand made tunnels which look natural and run in a maze under a bizarre collection of grottos , a Palace and the initiation well which can be accessed via the smaller well. Symbolism, strange intricate carvings and monuments, a beautiful chapel.... but why did he build it?? #sintra #portugal #quintaderegaleira #devilsprayer #lukegracias #environment #strangerthings #horror #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookphotography

‘Fake it to make it’. In a world where a top Instagram influencer makes more than a heart surgeon. In a world where branding often determines how we perceive value. Milan - the centre of the fashion universe. Where now is in and yesterday’s designs belong to a trash heap. #milan #devilsprayer #italy #fashion #supernatural #waste #fake #environment #bookstagram

‘The small old chapel at St Stephen’s Brisbane’ where Denise Russo stalked the exorcist Fr Shem till he reluctantly agreed to meet her daughters. #brisbane #australia #devilsprayer #horror #bookphotography #bookstagram #outnow

‘Showgirls on the glitter strip of Surfers Paradise’ This is where Denise picks up Vince in The Devils Prayer. #devilsprayer #lukegracias #stripclublife #surfersparadise #goldcoast #australia #supernatural #horror #bookstagrammer #bookphotography

‘Arc de Triomphe’. On the day the battle of Verdun broke out, the sword carriers by the rRepublic of Marseillaise broke off. Seen as a bad omen it was hidden. Maybe it was, it was the major battle between the French and the Germans in WWI. Some 250,000 French men died. It’s the second largest Arc of Triumph in the world. Any guesses where the largest one is?#paris #france #devilsprayer #lukegracias #supernatural #bookphotography #amwriting #historicalfiction #thriller #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #wanderlust

‘Semana Santa-Zamora’. The Iglesias de San Juan Batista in the centre of Plaza Mayor where Sister Benedictine ran up the external stairs and hung herself from the church bell ropes in The Devils Prayer. Image 2 shows the parade coming up Calle Riena to the Plaza Mayor. Some 250,000 pilgrims come here during Easter and about 80,000 view the parade in Plaza Mayor. #semanasanta #zamora #spain #easter #parade #devilsprayer #lukegracias #wanderlust #religion #horror #thriller

‘The Devil’s Acre’ Surrounding Westminister was once a slum so wicked and the centre of vice and crime known as the Devil’s Acre. It is built over Lindons underground river the Tyburn and was known to be the home of typhoid and cholera. It had no sewage facilities and so packed that even light failed to reach the narrow lanes. #london #unitedkingdom #westminster #devilsprayer #lukegracias #nightphotography #amwriting #horror #bookstagram

‘The cult of the unknown dead- Fontanalle Cemetry- Naples’ and so it came to pass that the skulls of those too poor to be afforded a proper burial were adopted by a cult in Naples who boxed, cleaned and adopted them. They even gave the skulls names which were revealed to the foster caretakers in their dreams. And then they brought flowers, asked favours of the dead and meticulously cared for the skulls like tending to the graves of their own dearly departed. It seems like a tall story but fact they say is stranger than fiction. #amwriting #devilsprayer #bestseller #naples #napoli #italy #wanderlust #travelphotography #bookphotography #cemetery #livingdead #creepy #horror #historicalfiction #lukegracias

‘The lost crypt church of Aarhus - Denmark’ During renovations in 1950, of the Church of Our Lady, a sealed crypt was discovered which housed the oldest church in Scandinavia dating back to 1060. It had been walled off and forgotten. There are no historic records of this church. #lost #lostandfound #amwriting #aarhus #denmark #devilsprayer #lukegracias #bookstagram #bookphotography #wanderlust #horror #truestory #bookporn

Last photo in the grid
#devilsprayer has an awesome cover i want to start it ASAP, may be next month will start this peculiar book.

Thanks to @luke_gracias
For the review copy.

#qotd - tell me your favourite dark character from books or movies.

#aotd for me it's #vampire and specially #dracula
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‘The altar at Iglesias Santa Maria del Morel - Villafafila, Spain which features in The Devils Prayer. The kind pastor even lit it up with candles for me so I could get the shot just as Fr Zachary saw when he set up the church for the funeral of Fr Giuseppe. The altar which shares its shape with the strange alquerque on the walls of the Moreruela Abbey is as described it the book except for the location of The statue of Santiago which opens the secret chamber which held the dairy of Arnaud Amalric. The altar has a 13th Century painting of Santiago instead. It is the last church standing in a town of 500 people which once boasted 12 churches to mark the 12 missing pages of Codex Gigas perhaps? #bookphotography #spain #church #nightphotography #mystery #devilsprayer #wanderlust #bookreview #bookblogger #bookstagrammer

‘Surfers Paradise at night’ it features as the home of Davo in The Devils Prayer. The flat line of lights in the distance to the left of the photo is the Coolangatta shoreline located 70 kilometres away. Clean air and great visibility, is this becoming a thing of the past in big cities today? #devilsprayer #surfersparadise #goldcoast #australia #pollution #bookphotography #truestory #wanderlust #nightphotography #bookstagram #bookporn

‘Venice from St Mark’s Campanile’. It was the greatest act of Treachery since Judas kissed Jesus. The fourth Crusade was launched by Enrico Dandalo from the original watchtower which stood here since the 8th Century. #venice #venezia #italy #amwriting #history #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookphotography #wanderlust #truestory #historicalfiction #devilsprayer #lukegracias #wanderlust

‘Osel Mine- Kutna Hora’. Once the largest silver mine in the world, it was dug by hand to depths of 600 metres. The mine was abandoned and the maps of the Labyrinth of interconnected tunnels and shafts were all lost. The Osel Mne features in The Devils Prayer as the hideout of Fr Zachary. ‘It is where light came to die’. #czechrepublic #kutnahora #devilsprayer #historicalfiction #bookstagram #travelphoto #wanderlust #bestbooks #mystery #conspiracytheory

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