I toured the Museum of St. Isidore today after attending a packed Mass in the Basilica. I’m becoming a major fan of the Romanesque era. This is called the Pantheon, where Spanish royalty from the 12th and 13th siglo are buried. Love the disciple pouring vino tinto. Some things haven’t changed in 1,000 years.
Pantheon at Basilica de San Isidore
Categories: June 2013, Spirituality Tags: Leon, Romanesque Spanish Art 5 Comments
Romanesque is superb, the muscular start and underpinnings that allowed the heights/flights/fancies of Gothic! Relearning how to build a simple barrel vault. Re-establishing contact with the Eastern Empire was the lynchpin to so much in the West not just in architecture but philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine… amazing stuff!
I love it–who says Christendom is over.
Oh m’gosh the Paradores. When my parents first lived in Spain–early ’70s–they made a point of staying in as many as they could, and I got in on it pretty often, though I can’t remember exactly where we stayed, mostly just the feel of it, being in the middle of history, and the wonderful food…