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SPRING IN SPAIN, 2006

SALAMANCA

 

Roman Bridge with Salamanca's double cathedral buildings on the skyline

The Hammer and Sickle flag (remember that?) on its annual (?) outing at Salamanca's 2006 May Day march into the town's famous Plaza Mayor (below)

 

 

 

 

 

Salamanca's gem - the cloister of the convent of Santa Maria de las Dueñas, next door neighbour to the two joined Cathedrals (the new one one in a mess and the old one inaccessible) and the rather cold Dominican Convent de San Esteban. 

 

LINK TO MORE PHOTOS OF THE CONVENT OF SANTA MARIA DE LAS DUEÑAS

 

 

The beautifully proportioned patio de las Escuelas framing the main door of the University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1218 (Europe's oldest University is in Bologna - founded in 1088).

 

After finishing their degrees, the students would nip down to the bull-ring, kill one, and bring a pot of bull's blood back to use to paint an appropriate piece of graffiti on the walls - so they say.

 

MORE PHOTOS ON THE WAY

 

 

Of more interest to Dom P was the discovery of a very English looking Green Man in the lower left part of the facade (he has a brother just down the road).

 

 

The West Facade of the Dominican Convent of San Esteban.

 

MORE PHOTOS ON THE WAY

 

 

And look what's lurking under the stairway to the friar's dormitory.

 

 

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