Posted by: David Vernon | August 31, 2018

September 2018 Desktop Calendar

September 2018 Desktop Calendar

It’s back to Spain for September, and a visit to Guernica and the Santa Maria Church. The church stands on the highest point in town. Although its construction started in 1418, it went through several modifications throughout the centuries and wasn’t actually finished until 1715.

On April 26, 1937, most of the city was carpet-bombed by German and Italian forces fighting with/for the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. It’s estimated that 75% of the buildings in the town of 7,000 people were destroyed that day and only about 10% escaped damage. The Santa Maria Church was one that survived – but it didn’t come out unscathed. Although the Church wasn’t destroyed in the bombing, it was seriously damaged and its parochial archive was lost in the fire that followed. But it still stands today, somewhat a worthy testament to the resiliency of the Basque through the millennia, and one day in particular.

So on that cheery note, enjoy those wonderful blue doors and welcome fall (how did that happen already?) – and enjoy the Santa Maria Church in Guernica, Spain, in one of eight ridiculous sizes.

Mobile-esque (no calendar) versions:

  • iPad (and adjustable by you for all other phone / tablet versions)

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