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    Some touristic pics

    Hi guys.
    Just arrived yesterday from my in laws, and I thought I could post some pics of the remains of a monastery which are about 3 miles away from where I stayed.

    This monastry is of gothic style and it is on the St. James pilgrim's way. It was a hospital monastery who provided shelter and medical care for the pilgrims.
    After recovering, pilgrims were asked to work for the monks up to five years to pay for the care received. So there was no charity at all.

    Now part of it is used to give shelter to modern pilgrims at no cost at all but they do accept some sort of voluntary donation. It is private owned and has nothing to do with monks or any church at all.

    The monk's order was "Los Antonianos" as they were devoted to San Anton
    ( Saint Anthony) and their symbol whas the Thau "T" letter in greek that you can see in this round window or "rosetón" originaly there was a "T" letter on each cercle of it but only a few remain.

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    This green plastic curtain on the right closes the dormitory of the modern pilgrims that can rest, have a shower, get some food and sleep on those beds
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    I thought you might find it interesting.
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    Indeed interesting. Thanks for posting.

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    Very cool building, Toni. Do you know when it was built?
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    Beautiful pictures Toni. Is that near Burgos?

    We have friends en Barcelona y Caldetas. I have always wanted to see the coast of Galicia and one of my plans was to visit our friends and go en El Camino de Santiago empesando en Pamplona. You have really got me thinking of this again.

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    nice pics toni
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    Thanks for posting

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    You're a sly devil Toni - trying to sneak some culture into this forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Hi guys.
    This monastry is of gothic style and it is on the St. James pilgrim's way. It was a hospital monastery who provided shelter and medical care for the pilgrims.
    After recovering, pilgrims were asked to work for the monks up to five years to pay for the care received. So there was no charity at all.
    Really interesting Tony. Five years is kind of steep price considering many say the life expectancy of the middle ages was about 35 years. I suspect it was much higher for the upper classes. With the current world life expectancy at 67 (CIA World Factbook), that would be equivalent to working for 9.6 years now (if I did my math right).

    Actually, considering the cost of any hospital stay now, 9.6 years may soon be a bargain.

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    Thanks for the tour!
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    Nice shots, Toni. It's a real shame that so many Beautiful structures around the world have fallen into ruins from damages during wars, fires, AND simply the lack of funds to keep the roofs repaired which eventually leads to catastrophic deterioration of the structure and eventual structural collapse. Another thing that has caused a significant deterioration of the stone carvings is from the automotive exhaust mixing with the humidity and forming an acid that eats away the stone. The last few years I lived in Europe, I laughed and said that I would have liked to own the company that leased all the scaffolding to the Catholic Church because they had at least 50 % of the Cathedrals surrounded with scaffolds and were doing an intensive restoration of the stonework and carvings.

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