San Francisco Hotel Monumento
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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!
... 8217;t a very big country, and it wasn’t ever very big, so the longest such walk would take was no more than a few days in each direction, a week at most. If you already lived in Jerusalem the pilgrimage wasn’t much at all, except perhaps a chance to increase your prices for that festival period. But if you came from the Galilee three times each year that was a big part of your religious experience.
Jews living outside of Israel were exempt ...
... mostly in Spanish though the bishop welcomed visitors in French, English and Italian and an Irish priest spoke a few words. The main bishop (there were 2) spoke (we presume a sermon or homily) without any notes for 15-20 minutes. Impressive. As well as the organ there were a few other instruments and a good cantor who led the singing accompanied by the organ, etc. and sometimes sang a Capella. Before the ...
... carved into wood, with each particular seat telling a different story. It was quite a surprise to see something so magnificent carved of wood behind something else so magnificent made of metal and stone.
After being sufficiently moved, we went back to O Elefante for another good meal.
We had a date to meet my former host and friend Josť and his family in front of the cathedral at 4:00. It was crowded and we must have missed each ...