|Santa Maria de Salas outside Huesca|
Photos in this post 2019 Jessica Knauss unless otherwise indicated
|Romanesque corbels placed up high after a reconstruction|
|The front doorway is worth lingering over.|
|A couple uses the enormous arcade as their own hangout.|
|Salas and me|
Photo 2019 Daniel Sanz
Having seen the church, I can imagine the way a hawk would fly around inside it. It's the perfect size, as you can see in the photo.
|It looks like time for another reconstruction.|
This cantiga makes an appearance in Law and Order in Medieval Spain.
This cantiga has an especially fun melody that sounds good in all the versions I've heard. The above video has the advantage of having been filmed inside the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Salas! Watch it to glimpse what I was unable to.
This is another of my favorite melodies.
This miracle was found in writing. Finding a miracle on the Iberian Peninsula in writing before the Cantigas got it down is unusual enough that the poets mention it what is almost certainly every time.
The Cantigas are relentlessly realist within the context of the magical thinking that allows for miracles. This is the only cantiga that has a fantasy creature.
|Pyrenees foothills and one of many runners we saw in the area.|
|I had to content myself with an antique sign selfie because the miraculous |
image was locked up tight.
Law and Order in Medieval Spain.