Illustrator. Photographer. Random thinker. Um rato de praia.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Church, Ferris wheel at Tibidabo, Barcelona

Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona. It is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola and has a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding coastline. There is an amusement park, a telecommunications tower and a Catholic church, the Temple de Sagrat Cor, at the top, all of which are visible from most of the city.

The name Tibidabo derives from the Latin Vulgate Bible verses:
"…et dixit illi haec tibi omnia dabo si cadens adoraveris me"
— "And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me" (Matthew 4:9);
"…et ait ei tibi dabo potestatem hanc universam et gloriam illorum quia mihi tradita sunt et cui volo do illa"
— "All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it" (Luke 4:6).

This was said to Jesus by the devil as they looked down from an exceeding high mountain upon all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. The name of the hill seems to be a reference to the view.

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