Local Heart, Global Soul

October 22, 2010

Camposancos is Literally our next Port of Call…

Filed under: SPAIN — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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We have been in Spain, on Monte de Santa Trega, looking at the Celtic prehistoric settlement (Castro).

The clouds are thickening and we head down the mountain to Camposancos  to  take the ferry back to Portugal.

Last time we took the ferry we got lucky by getting the last ticket for the next crossing that was going, and since the ferry was almost at the dock there was little time to take photos.

It’s less the Ferry building etc that I wanted to photograph this time, but rather all the delightful buildings that are around it.

First there is a statue at the base of Monte de Sante Trega that marks the turn off to the main road.

Then in  Camposancos very close to the ferry there are some wonderful buildings…

The character and tiles caught my eye the first trip….

There is a little building on the corner that oozes beauty in a rough and very uncomplicated way.. is it a little chapel ?

I’m not so sure because of the absence of windows, but who knows?

.. and further on, Look at this window,  it should be mandatory that all security grills should be this beautiful (in my not so humble opinion LOL).

 

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Check out the large building in the background…

 

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

Yes.. this one….

 

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3 Comments »

  1. Nice pics, haven´t heard about the town. I love visit places like this.

    Comment by swedesinspain — October 22, 2010 @ 5:17 am | Reply

  2. The large building in the background you mention in your article is a former Jesuit School. The building still belongs to the Jesuits, even though the school itself is now in Vigo, a city 30Km North from Camposancos.
    You can read something about it and find old photos in our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/colegioapostol.
    We would be quite grateful if we could add your photos to our Facebook Page.

    Comment by Jesus Pastoriza — May 7, 2013 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for letting me know what this building is… it’s certainly beautiful and very eye catching.
      Yes, you may use these my photos on your facebook page, but please give me a photo credit as owner of the photos by making a link (or note of the web address) of my blog. That would be appreciated.
      Local history is always interesting: every building has a story to tell and I hope that the Jesuits still use the building for something and that it’s not just sitting empty. It enjoys a prime spot next to the ferry, maybe that could be used to commercial advantage for the community and the school?

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 7, 2013 @ 7:24 pm | Reply


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