Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Asturias Photos

I wrote about our trek in Asturias before retreat, but didn't have access to an Internet connection powerful enough to transfer any pictures. Better late than never!

So. Here are the whimsical walking sticks (steel-tipped) for hiking in the Picos de Europa.

We stayed at a Parador in a former (12th century) monastery. I was fascinated by the capitals on the columns at the former monastic church (Sunday Mass still celebrated there). I think the kissing couple represent the last good-bye of the erstwhile bear-hunting king. (Note the bear-headed walking sticks... and guess who won.)

More pictures later, especially from Covadonga, the Marian shrine.

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