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17 Feb 2017

This is a closeup of one of the columns at the cementerio I posted yesterday. Very Romanesque. Also, very damaged. Some of this might be due to the simple passage of centuries, or damage incurred when the edifice was moved. However, anti-Catholicism and anti-clericalism is a feature of some of the factions of the several civil wars in Spain, and bored militia shooting the heads off of religious art is not unknown.



Here’s a pair of maps of the day, as we walk from Navarrete to Azofra: )

Date: 08 April 2016

Place: just west of Navarrete (La Rioja, Spain)




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