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Catedral de Santo Domingo de La Calzada

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  • Day17

    Catedral de Santo Domingo de la Calzada

    May 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Domingo Garcia was born in 1019 and later tried to join the monasteries of San Millan and Valvanera, which both shunned him because he was too poor to bring a dowry with him.
    So he spent his life helping pilgrims on their Camino, building a bridge, hospital and little church where he was buried after dying on 12th May 1109.
    By 1158 his reputation for miracle making was established and a cathedral was started on the site of his old chapel.
    Here are a few shots.
    Castilla and Navarra were at war, so the church was fortified.
    Damian Forment made the altarpiece, which resides in what normally would be a side chapel, in C14th. It is full of profane mythology banned by the Council of Trent in 1545! The gold worker, Andres de Melgar, added designs based on moorish embroidered tunics.
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  • Day17

    Load of cock?

    May 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    So Hugonell and his parents were on their way to Santiago when they dropped into the inn in Santo Domingo for the night. The innkeepers daughter took a fancy to young Hugo but he was having none of it, not knowing the danger he faced from a thwarted chica. She stuffed a silver cup into his bag and then dobbed him in to the local constabulary.
    The usual punishment for theft was hanging and this is what they did to him.
    His parents continued their pilgrimage in sorrow and stopped by on their way back to visit their son's grave.
    But he wasn't buried, he was still alive and hanging there.
    "Santo Domingo brought me back to life! Go quickly to the Mayor and get him to take me down," begged the lad.
    The overjoyed parents rushed off and interrupted the Mayor at his dinner with their tale of a miracle.
    "Don't be daft" scoffed the dignitary in front of his dinner guests, "that boy is as alive as these two roasted chickens we are going to eat."
    Whereupon the chooks came to life, sprouted feathers and beaks and began to crow.
    Ever since, a hen and a cock have Papal dispensation (document signed by Clemente VI 1350,) to be kept in the cathedral and here is a photo of them, with a piece of wood from the gibbet just above.
    The relic is of somebody - who knows who
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