It's been so long since my last post that I bet you thought archi-trouve was gone for good. The truth is that we've been traveling almost non-stop this year and there hasn't been much time to write. But today, when I realized that it had been over two months since my last post, I decided that was long enough.Earlier this month we spent some time in the Pyrenees Mountains, so the next two or three blogs will be dedicated to some of the things we saw in southern France and northern Spain.
To reach the Priory you drive for about 30 minutes straight up from the valley on a narrow road with hairpin turns and unprotected vertigo-inducing drops. In order to keep from thinking about those missing guardrails I found myself wondering how long this ascent took in the days when it was made on foot, or at best on horseback. Then I wondered how they had managed to haul provisions up the steep incline and hoped that the priory had been entirely self-sufficient.
|The lion and eagle|
|The Lamb and the winged man|