Saturday, June 09, 2012

Treasure Blog: "Lost" Romanesque Cloister, Palamos, Spain

"Lost" in this case meaning lost to historical record. It's been there all the time in Palamos, where it was taken and reassembled as part of a private estate.


There are more magnificent photos at the link. A cloister, says Wikipedia, "is a rectangular open space surrounded by covered walks or open galleries, with open arcades on the inner side, running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth." They are usually associated architecturally with monasteries.

A coincidence that will interest fans of the blog is that the cloister was discovered in Palamos, which was the town in which North Carolina writer Robert Ruark made his home, and where he is buried. He might have known of the existence of this cloister.

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