Spanish grubbiness - Our right-of-centre PP government is giving the Constitutional court powers to fine or suspend elected officials and civil servants who don't comply with its rulings. No one is in any doubt that this is aimed at Catalans who are promoting independence, particularly the president. This is how 'negotiating' works these days in Spain. As the people of Gibraltar well know. Laughably, the Spanish Foreign Minister - Motormouth Margallo - has recently boasted that his policy vis-a-vis The Rock is working. Even dafter and self-delusional than I thought.
Galicia: Workers in Cristovo de Cea were told to repair a granite picnic table. Sadly, this turned out to be a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb. Great pix here.
Here's some proof of my claim that the Spanish tend to think ahead mainly when there's fun involved. We have our Feria Franca (Medieval Fair) tomorrow and Saturday. Preparations started over a week ago, with ancient walls and gates being replicated in various place around the old quarter. As with this old entrance on the camino from Portugal, just past the Virgin of the Pilgrims church.
And here it is a day or so ago, already finished, well in time.
Finally . . . Down the hill, some landscaping has taken place - very slowly - over the last month or so. For more than a week now, it's been left like this, with placements, I suppose, for future lampposts. I assume (hope) that there's no electricity supply to them.
Which reminds me . . . Here's the latest view of The Leaning Lamppost of Poio, outside my house:-
It's certainly moved a bit since my last foto. And looks worse in reality.