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The Cloisters  
   

The Cloisters

Added later, the Embattlements in the foreground were often manned by soldiers as the battle between the Church and the Nobility continued over who really ruled Santiago
Last Day, Long Flight, Final Look

November 3rd 2016
Little to write about today. I had an early breakfast, an early shower, and an earlier last check and pack up. I'd hate to be on the plane and realise that something I wanted was in my pack. On the other hand, I can't fit much in my small pack. Being a master procrastinator, this took some time and a few double checks. After breakfast I went for my usual nice coffee at my usual nice shop. I can ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Santiago de Compostela

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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