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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cathedral of Leon & Meeting Park Tae Lin

Aloha Everyone,

The two of us headed directly to the Cathedral of León before the doors closed for lunch. We paid €5 each, an amount that includes a senior discount. If one wanted a brochure or other informative literatures on the Catedral, there were additional costs. Interestingly, the clerk handed us a pamphlet with a floor layout in Spanish, English and French. Content was what to do in an emergency. We surmised that this may be a reaction to the April 2019 fire of the Norte Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The 13th-century Cathedral of Léon is one of the finest examples of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain. Towers and flying buttress are impressive. Gazing up at its numerous stained glass windows was captivating.

Park Tae Lin approached J.J. and asked if he could take her photograph in front of the Cathedral. She spoke sufficient English to explain that she is from Korea. Park Tae Lin plays clarinet with an orchestra, but currently she is on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Showing us her bandaged ankle, she went to explain about needing to rest until her sprained ankle heals.

We exchanged emails before parting company. We wish her and all the pilgrims who are on their way to Santiago a safe journey.

Aloha -- Cathi