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THE CLOISTER (WITH GEESE!)

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IMG_3147 Above, one of the thirteen geese living in the cloister at the Barcelona Cathedral, a Gothic wonder with a pond, fountain, and the essential votive candles.

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  St. Jordi’s fountain depicts the knight overcoming the dragon, a common theme in art and artifacts around the city of Barcelona.

IMG_2977     The votive candles were a prominent feature during Easter week.

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And the fountain is not only impressive, the desperate tourist can drink the water.  I often wonder about the innocent European tourists who come to the U.S. and assume they can drink the water from our decorative fountains!

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     This emblem, in the floor of the cloister, commemorates the contribution of the shoemakers’ guild, I am assuming.

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The Cathedral itself is grand, of course, but the cloister seems more memorable.  I’m always more compelled by living things among the beautiful things that such grand architecture provides.

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Author: Ann Turkle

I travel, I teach, I walk, I write, I draw. I spent big chunks of my life acquiring degrees, but I've learned as much from my students as I learned from my professors. I am always ambitious to learn more.

One thought on “THE CLOISTER (WITH GEESE!)

  1. Love seeing these! We had too short of a time there this year! DID make it to Frederick Mares and El Bitxo though! See you soon! Saw Erin Johnson this past week. She’s married to a man who just got a linguistics professorship at Bowdoin, where she has gotten a 3 year appointment yo develop a digital art program. They will be living in Portland , Maine, and she wants to see you!

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