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Photographer's Note

Actually the snowfall in midsummer happened in 4th of August of an unknown year. That's what the legend from the 16th century says about this place.

This is Sierra Nevada and this triangular window is from the monument and statue of the Virgin of the Snows. In the background a strange cloud formation is stuck on to peak Veleta at 3400m of altitude. This monument is about 2500m of altitude and it's about 20min walk from the parking lot.
The picture was taken in June when there was still some snow left from the previous tough winter.

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WS - general view of the monument and Statue of the Virgin of the snows.

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Story of the Legend of the Virgin of the Snows:

"Devotion to the Virgin of the Snows began during the 16th century. Legend has it that a gentleman, who was a strong believer in "Nossa Senhora" was on his way to Alpujarras when he was surprised by a heavy snowfall on August 4 (year unknown). Scared and shocked by the snowfall in midsummer, and while thinking he would die, begged for “Nossa Senhora” help, who appeared to him with a child in his arms and asked them to build a small chapel. This is a sculpture of the Virgin of the Snows, by Francisco Lopez Burgos, a sculptor from Granada, which is located at the foot of Pico del Veleta, Sierra Nevada."

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