Vilar Rural de Cardona
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... we have devoured.
Perhaps we will have some time to fill in the blanks over christmas, but for now it time it seems logical to talk about the present.
It's about 5.30 in the evening, it all but dark outside, the central heating is on, the dogs have been walked, and fire is burning. Soon we will be playing cards, a bit of friendly competition before dinner which, since we're on Iberian time here, is always a bit later in ...
... not only for religious people but also many pilgrims who come to see the sacred Black Madonna, a wood carving found in the 12th century. According to legend, it is believed to be dated from the 1st century AD and carved by St. Luke himself. The carving if of the Virgin Mary as the "Mother of God in Majesty" or the "Throne of Wisdom" and is characterized as the Queen Mother. She holds the sphere of the universe in her right hand and hold Jesus in her left, who holds ...
... literally means "jagged (serrated) mountain." Montserrat is famous for the "black virgin of Montserrat", a statue of the virgin and baby Christ carved out of wood. The statue was carved sometime in the 12th century and it is one of several "black" Madonna's in Europe. The statue is housed in the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat and is now a site of pilgrimage. Chelsea and I waited in a long line very patiently to file by her, ...
We have been spending every possible evening and weekend at the beach since mid June, but we finally decided that we'd better try exploring other landscapes as well. On July 12 we decided to take the train to Montserrat, where mountain and monastery meet. Part of the fun of the excursion is the transportation. The train journey on FGC was scenic and relaxing. Then we caught the zipper train up ...
... quirky as ever especially with his rendition of what looked like "Oscar" opulence and excess, although there were some paintings in there that surprised me (including the photo of the Barcelona lady on my welcome page). Caught the express train (Catalunya Express) all the way back to Barcelona. Karen and Cathy were kind enough to indulge my request to have ...