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In León, a Spanish Gothic cathedral explodes in color

Posted by David Lyon  May 28, 2009 09:05 AM

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Spain has a reputation as a hot and sunny country — but that’s only half the story. The north can be cloudy, rainy and cool, especially in the unsettled spring. In fact, we’d worried about bad weather for the days we spent in León because the city’s Gothic cathedral has as much stained glass in its walls as stone. The day before we arrived, the landscape was murky from horizon to horizon. But as we drove into León and parked the car, the sky cleared like a bad movie. Inside the cathedral, light rained down in a thousand hues.

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