June 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Notes From Spain: Days 4 and 5

"For me, this place is important because of a book of very old music and songs that was found here..."

By Liz Simon

Trips & Quips

Liz Simon is a photographer, writer and cyclist who likes to combine the three in her quest to discover the nooks and crannies of New Mexico. Sometimes, means of transportation other than bicycle are employed---including the Rail Runner and motorcycle.

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Here are some photos of the well-known, and ancient monastery at Montserrat, not too far from Barcelona. For me this place is important because of a book of very old music and songs that was found here, The Llibre Vermell. Some of the songs describe pilgrims ascending the serrated mountain to celebrate and rejoice.....almost 1,000 years ago.

Montserrat....serrated mountain.

The mountains of Montaerrat.

Fellow cyclists enjoying a well-earned cafe in Spain.

Ancient church and monastery at Montserrat.

 

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