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The Two Marias

Bridget and Peter

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Sil has directed us to this article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/co ... 62077.html

at the end the journalist revealed the answer to something I have been wondering since being in Santaigo in March:

My friend, Cristina, said: "Meet me in Alameda Park, by the Two Marias." Searching fruitlessly for a pair of granite virgins, I asked an elderly local for guidance.

He pointed to two figures of heavily made-up, brightly clad, beaky old spinsters. "I knew them," he said. "They were sisters, a bit ..." he touched his temple, "who paraded here every lunchtime, and the students teased them." He added: "They'd suffered in the Civil War, and the Socialist mayor helped the family, and commissioned these figures in their memory." Ancient or modern, Santiago's statuary is refreshingly down to earth.


Here is a photo of us pretendinvg to be asking them the way to the bus stop for the airport:
 

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sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Only one of the Marias has had a change of fashion in recent years!
They are ready for a new outfit - the present ones are covered in graffitti.
 

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