Looking for a nice photo essay to do in the quiet period between Christmas and New Year, AFP's photographer stringer in northern Spain Cesar Manso stumbled upon a temple to skateboarding. Literally.
It's called the Church of Skate.
A former house of the Lord bought by a group of skateboarding enthusiasts who wanted a place where they could practice their passion no matter what the weather outside (it rains quite a lot in this part of the country). So they bought a disused, drab church in a small town in what was once an industrial zone. It's not drab anymore.
Not since Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel painted it in his distinctive style, full of color and geometric shapes.
"It's pretty incredible. A curious mix of religious architecture and street art. And in the middle of it all, you have skaters doing their tricks on wooden ramps."