Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?: The One-Armed Lady of Málaga
Málaga Cathedral was constructed between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries and has one very unusual feature.
Have you spotted it yet?
Although the Cathedral´s North Tower is 84 metres high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalucía, after the Giralda Tower in Seville, the South Tower remains unfinished.
A plaque at the base of the tower informs us that funds raised by the parish to finish it were used instead to help the British colonies (which later became the United States of America) to gain their independence from Great Britain.
This unfinished state has led to the Cathedral being known affectionately as “La Manquita”, which translates into English as “The One-Armed Lady”.
This post is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary