Tag Archives: Romanesque

The Knights Templar and the Lobos River Canyon

The Knights Templar were a Catholic military order active from 1119 to 1312. These skilled warrior-monks’ main mission was to protect Christian pilgrims traveling along the coast of the Mediterranean to the Holy Land, Jerusalem… But it is supposed that … Continue reading

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The Cathar Country and the legend of the Holy Grail

Matter is evil. Emancipation comes through gnosis. Gnosis is an esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the Gnostics to be essential to salvation. The Cathars were the last Gnostics of Europe. They lived in the old Languedoc, the Cathar … Continue reading

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The Monster of Lagrasse and the Master of Cabestany

Warning: This post contains a terrifying monster, a sinister medieval abbey and a helpless French village. Delicate readers must get away from here a.s.a.p. My brute, insusceptible, truculent and loyal bunch of digital friends can continue reading. Get ready. The … Continue reading

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Volcano hiking in the Costa Brava

Caution: this post is about an extreme hiking adventure. The brave, daring, valiant, hardcore adrenalin thrill seeker Covetotop is visiting the Croscat Volcano and its dangerous surroundings. Read at your own risk. The adventure starts just now. 10:30 a.m.- Covetotop … Continue reading

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Picasso, Manolo and the Master of Cabestany. Céret and Le Boulou

Originally this post was to be named “Following the steps of the Master of Cabestany: Le Boulou”. Originally I just pretended to pay a short visit to the village of Le Boulou (Southern France), take some photos of the Sainte … Continue reading

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The melancholic cloister of Sant Domenec

Once upon a time there was a convent in Peralada (Alt Empordà, Catalonia, Spain) The passage of centuries and the brutality of men dismantled little by little the old convent. Today, only its cloister remains. The convent was built by … Continue reading

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Just a little church in a Mediterranean landscape

Today I am blogging about a little Romanesque church. I am aware that this humble building might not be a masterpiece of Medieval Art, but I like it very much. The church, named Sant Andreu de Pedrinyà, is hidden in … Continue reading

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