Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Igrexa de San Francisco

connected to the town hall, this church has many old features (wall painting, statues, the belltower) but also some puzzling modern ones (light up halo in the altarpiece).

Friday, August 19, 2016

Igrexa de San Martiño

great sculptures and quite an array of statues in various styles

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Igrexa Santa Maria a Nova

home to an exhibit of very old gravestones

paint remains on the architrave sculpture

there are dead buried in the very walls it seems

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Torre de Oeste-Vikings

Vikings were as much a scourge of the coasts of Northern Spain as they were in the British Isles. In Catoira, there are the ruins of the medieval stronghold protecting the mouth of the Ulla River (which would have allowed the Vikings very good access to some rich monasteries and the like). Every August, there is an actual Viking boat battle reenactment-for most of the rest of the year, the boats are kept moored underneath the overpass bridge.

fortification wall

view down the river

built on a natural little island of bedrock

Friday, August 5, 2016


Peterskirche-lovely baptismal font cover

Peterskirche-succession of Baroque

Frauenkirche- I still can't get over how tall it is!




Wednesday, August 3, 2016


with the Glockenspiel/mechanical clock

love the dragon

city gate