Hotel O Desvio
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... six monks and is absolutely spectacular as it swings high up and down the side aisles over the congregation's heads. Historically it also served to fumigate smelly and disease ridden pilgrims as they ended their pilgrimage and they don't light it at every mass so we were very fortunate. Maybe we were more smelly than normal
Something delightful happened during mass. I was looking around for more familiar faces ... and there was John! I couldn't believe my eyes. ...
... shots of the views - lovely. The weather is warming up to and I do believe I'm starting to get a bit of a tan! Thinking now about getting into Portugal soon before I turn back East across the deserts to Madrid. Spain is a HUGE country and it it has taked me a bit by surprise how long it takes to get anywhere, so it's nice to take a break from driving now and then.
Ok that's enough for tonight, it's 01.18 and I've never been up this late. Next entry from Portugal!
... at Shavu’ot, and in the fall at Sukkot everyone, or at least those who had the means to do so, walked to Jerusalem, brought grain or sheep or cattle or doves to the priests in the Temple, and celebrated the most important holidays in the holiest place.
We haven’t been able to do this for the past 1945 years, but our liturgy certainly reflects that these were pilgrimage festivals, and walking to Jerusalem was a big part of the experience. ...
... room was not ready but we were given a map of the city and of the old part of town and headed off. We went first to the Market which is only open on Saturday mornings. This was vaguely like the Queen Vic Market in Melbourne. We didn't spend a lot of time there as Ruth wanted to get back to the Cathedral for the 12:00 mass.
Fortunately we had found seats by about 11:20 as the service started at ...
... After a few rounds we decided to hit the cobbled lanes to really experience the sights and sounds of Santiago. The majority of the shops were either a Tapas bar or a souvenir shop with lots of tacky items for sale cashing in on the Camino. After seeing enough paraphernalia dedicated to every saint, sinner and everyone in between we needed a drink and something to eat. The Galician seafood in the area is really showcased with lots of the bars having fish tanks or ...