More pictures from my Europe trip! These are still from our first week in Galicia, Spain.
The first few are from Santiago de Compostela, famous for it's lichen covered cathedral and the hordes of pilgrims that arrive to the site via the Way of Saint James.
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The amazing cathedral is the main attraction of Santiago de Compostela.
I hadn't ever seen a cathedral so covered in moss and lichen, it made the building even more interesting and steeped in history.
The other side of the cathedral.
The interior of the Cathedral. The interior wasn't any different than most Roman Catholic interiors of the time. What's really cool is the censer - see it hanging from the rope? It's now only brought out for high days - but one of it's original uses was to help mask the smell from hundreds of unwashed pilgrims. It's the largest of it's kind in the world.
An entrance to a charming garden cafe where we enjoyed a cafe con leche after touring the cathedral.
This map shows Santiago de Compostela on the coast, and the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James)
Read more about Santiago de Compostela and the Way of Saint James.
map via World Nomads
Now for those gorgeous beaches! On our way from Santiago de Compostela to Oveido to drop off our rental car, we stopped by some of the most beautiful, remote beaches in the country. They were simply gorgeous. See for yourself -
Can you imagine living in that house at the bottom right?
Beautiful beach two -
Isn't it stunning?
You can tell how off the beaten path this is just by looking at the "Vehicle Exit" sign.
Looking at pictures from this beach always makes me think of Maxfield Parrish's "Ecstasy"
via Print Mag
Thanks to my sweetums for taking all these gorgeous pictures