Now this is somewhere I have not travelled, except in my imagination. When I think of Spain I think of BLUE! Unusual maybe. I know I should think yellow for the sun, or red for the bullfighters, but no I think of blue and the wild wild seas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. I also think of the Spanish Armada, Salvador Dali and ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Paulo Coelho and his story of the annual pilgrimage taken on the road to ‘Santiago di Compostela’.
Please enjoy this photo montage of all things blues that say Espanol!
The Galleons of the Spanish Armada
Artwork by Salvador Dali
The Pilgrimage to ‘Santiago di Compostela’
[all images above from Google image search]
NOTE on ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Paulo Coelho:
One of many by Paulo Coelho, author of the best seller … ‘The Alchemist’. His books take you on a journey within and remind you to yearn for more and find your best self. [I really need to read them again!!]. Follow this link to his official website [here].
NOTE on Dali:
Well Dali was another crazy artist. I seem to be attracted to the crazy ones. I share the same Birth Day as Dali and can fully understand his dream interpretations as mine are often colourful, psychedelic and somewhat disjointed, distortions of reality.
Dali lost his beloved mother at an early age. His mother obviously loved and encouraged him, eccentricities and all [as all mothers do], as he was quoted as saying this about his mother’s death ;
"It was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her… I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul."
May we all find that someone who will;
‘make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of our souls’
Now Back To The Boys
Let’s see how the boys are faring after Stage 7
Overall Standings After Stage 7
Well Cadel has certainly dropped of the chart and Lance has slipped a place also. I haven’t actually been watching as much of THE Tour as I would like. Busy Busy and also, when I finally had the chance to watch, SBS had the audacity to show cricket last night! If you want to see the 'Real Boys' head over to 'Dumbwit Tellher' [here] where Deb has given us an expose of the Boys of the Tour!
I will be breaking ‘Le Tour’ someday soon to bring you a THANK YOU and some AWARDS!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, I have been given an award by the wonderful, endearing and ever inspiring SIMONE of ‘The Bottom of the Ironing Basket’. While you wait for me to get my act together on this award thingy, please go and pay Simone a visit [here]. It will certainly brighten YOUR day!!
I will be back on ‘Le Tour’ somewhere in France! If you have missed a Stage along the way, below is a link to all the previous posts in this series.
Have A Great Weekend!
IMAGE CREDITS: Most of these images were found via Google image source and come from; Spanish Armada: wisdom portal, antique maps online, all posters Salvador Dali: all posters and art.com Santiago di Compostela: photos de galice, Johnny jet travel, Nantucket scallop shells Pyrenees: various from Google image search and Britannica.com