Photographing unseen monuments in Spain

Photographing unseen monuments in Spain

  • Posted on: November 6, 2016
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For another year, Wikimedia Spain has organized Wiki Loves Monuments. This year’s edition has gathered 9449 photographs from our country by 274 different participants. Wikimedia Spain would like to thank them for their interest in the contest, and their contribution to cultural heritage and municipalities can diffuse through Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

The organization team wanted to reward the photos of both monuments and municipalities that were not phorographed on Wikimedia yet. The award for the best image of a monument without picture on Wikimedia Commons has corresponded to an image of the dome of the Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera (Málaga), made by Pedro J Pacheco. Meanwhile, the prize for the best photograph of a municipality without photo has corresponded to an image of the bell gable and church of Saint John the Baptist, in Pelabravo (Salamanca), taken by Miguel Ángel López (Malopez_21).

On the other side there were two special categories: a prize for the largest number of monuments without photograph and other for the largest number of municipalities without a picture; in the first case the winner was Rafa Esteve and in the second Miguel Ángel López (Malopez_21). Below you find the 10 best scoring images in our competition. Congratulations everyone!

(this blog post was contributed by Rubén Ojeda)

1st place: Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera.

1st place: Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera, by Pedro J Pacheco

2nd place: Church of Saint John of God, Antequera.

2nd place: Church of Saint John of God. Antequera by Pedro J Pacheco

3rd place: Bell gable and Church of Saint John the Baptist, Pelabravo (Salamanca).

3rd place: Bell gable and Church of Saint John the Baptist, Pelabravo (Salamanca), by Malopez_21

4th place: Panoramic view of Lanaja (Huesca).

Panoramic view of Lanaja (Huesca), by Rodrigum

5h place: Church of Saint John of God, Antequera.

Church of Saint John of God, Antequera, by Pedro J Pacheco

6th place: Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera.

Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera, by Pedro J Pacheco

7th place: Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera.

Church of Our Lady of Remedios, Antequera, by Pedro J Pacheco

8th place: Torrellon Cabeza de Perro, in Lanaja (Huesca).

Torrellon Cabeza de Perro, in Lanaja (Huesca), by Rodrigum

9th place: Cobeta and its castle, Guadalajara.

Cobeta and its castle, Guadalajara, by Diego Delso

10th place: Old church of Saint Peter, in Samper del Salz (Zaragoza).

Old church of Saint Peter, in Samper del Salz (Zaragoza), by Millars

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Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.