In my musings about St. Jordi's Day, I wondered if I should retell with historical information once again the tradition behind this holiday in Catalonia. I soon decided I would let the reader refer to last year's post on this special day for more detailed information. You can find it the 2011 folder for the month of April.
I was lost in thought thinking about this subject, walking about with my camera in my barri, when I remembered a particular stone in a high retainer wall in my neighborhood spotted while strolling on a hot summer day.
|It's a knight slaying a dragon!|
|St. Jordi i el drac? It has too be!|
|See the carved stone on the bottom right of the picture? Anyone can miss this marvelous work of art mixed in with the masonry.|
|As it looked in 1960. No more farmland left here due to the building boom.|
|A standing placard describes in English, Catalan and Spanish the history of the neighborhood.|
|Can Bellet is to the right of this street corner shot taken a block away.|