And away we go..,,
I was rewarded for going to early liturgy this morning by the thrilling sight of the famous botafumiero being swung to and fro in the cathedral. This huge incense burner used to fumigate the pilgrims in the Middle Ages. I’ve never heard of it being used anywhere else. I had a hint something was in the works when I saw an ornately dressed man taking the collection. This ritual is usually only done on holidays. November 1 was scheduled for the next “swinging moment” as it will be All Souls Day. However, it seems groups of pilgrims can sponsor a botafumiero and that’s what happened today. How lucky am I . I am not a very good video person so I did not get the full effect with the organ crashing away.
The rest of the day was a bit more mundane. I got my Covid test set up and trust it will be within Canada’s 72 hour limit.
I went to a wonderful park too and decided I get too overwhelmed with cities no matter how astonishing they are.
Finally I must confess that I rode on one of those little tourist trains that concentrated a lot on university buildings. I had no idea the university here was so prestigious. Tomorrow I think I will go to the natural history museum since I’ve already seen the university library where I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.