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... light shining out of it and got a priest to go in the cave with them where they found a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Further miracles ensued and they built a church and a monastery. It is also now a prestigious boys school where they learn music and singing. Unfortunately it is school holidays so the choir didn't perform. We had a quick wander through the church to see what is now known as the black virgin, ...
... looking down from her sanctuary. When we arrived some of us caught a tram up the next mountain, then we trekked up to visit an abandoned catholic hermit community built into the face of the mountain. The trek up was difficult, however the trek down when we had only a metre between the rock face and a 300 metre fall. It was a hair ...
... sitting in on the rest of the midday mass. The boys choir was amazing although the jostling crowd diminished the experience somewhat. After lunch we had a quick break before going on the funicular. Most of the group took the funicular that goes down to the holy cave where the black Madonna was found, but about half a dozen of us decided to take the one to the top of the mountain to check out the view. ...
... work, but Diane tends to find Gaudi a bit gaudy! Then it was on to La Sagrada Familia Basilica a church designed by Gaudi that is still under construction. While the outside seems very grey it is a stark contrast to the beautiful light and colours of the stained glass windows inside. Closer inspection of the external also showed a magnificent attention to detail and story. While the church may not be everyone's cup of tea it is certainly intriguing and well worth ...
"I've been away
Been running to save my head
Yeah the warrant's out"
Foster the People
Tuesday 25th June 2013
It always used to surprise people when I told them I had never been to Spain. "What, not even for a ******-up lads 'oliday wiv ya mates when you woz a teenager?", they'd often reply. I didn't have any friends when I was a teenager, so that line of questioning was a non sequitur.