Top: Bicyclist Preparing to Descend and Bottom: Descending Cuesta de Matamulas into the Valley of Rio Hornazuela and the Town of Hornillos del Camino, Burgos, Autumn 2011.

"Mule Killer hill" has a particularly steep, badly graded and rough descent of several hundred meters. While I have only walked, I have seen several cyclists fall on the rough gravel.

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europeanarchitecture:

Spanish Gothic examples
A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletche

This post from someone else’s blog is a useful overview of the Gothic as used in cathedrals along the various routes to Santiago. Many of the main structures along the routes are Romanesque, older than gothic, but some are in the gothic tradition including León shown above. Burgos, the most florid gothic cathedral on the Camino Francés would be a useful addition to this comparison of ground plans.
Have not posted much of my own lately and will not be posting much until mid-April as I have been and shall be away from home.

europeanarchitecture:

Spanish Gothic examples

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletche

This post from someone else’s blog is a useful overview of the Gothic as used in cathedrals along the various routes to Santiago. Many of the main structures along the routes are Romanesque, older than gothic, but some are in the gothic tradition including León shown above. Burgos, the most florid gothic cathedral on the Camino Francés would be a useful addition to this comparison of ground plans.

Have not posted much of my own lately and will not be posting much until mid-April as I have been and shall be away from home.

Rare late summer day with the entire Iberian Peninsula Cloud Free.

Pilgrims on the various routes of the Camino Santiago making their way across the Pyrenees and the Montes de León had snow to contend with in early March when the photo was taken from space.

Source: NASA earth Observatory.

Rare late summer day with the entire Iberian Peninsula Cloud Free.

Pilgrims on the various routes of the Camino Santiago making their way across the Pyrenees and the Montes de León had snow to contend with in early March when the photo was taken from space.

Source: NASA earth Observatory.