Older people can remain active and thoughtful and have the potential to grow. There are many role models. Mistakes happen, often hilarious. Join me on an ageing trip to places and moments.
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Monday, 17 October 2016
Some odd things in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Portugal
Wiki writes about Santiago university ‘The roots go back to 1495, when the Santiago solicitor López Gómez de Mazoa founded, with the help of the abbot of San Martiño Pinario, a school for the poor known as Grammatic Academy in the monastery of San Paio de Antealtares … The definitive consolidation of the University comes with Alonso III de Fonseca, named archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in 1507.’ He was one of the earliest mobile phone users. Students select their courses by standing with their backs to a framed subject list. Whether it’s a pin or not, somehow they make a choice. Up in the various carvings and statues of the monumental buildings sits the Queen of Sheba, boobs asunder under the watchful gaze of several lucky vicars and other religious notables. Some past pencil neck bishop had the boobs ground down. Locals thought this a tad over the top and started making their cheeses in the shape of breasts, donating some to the bishop.