Outside the church in Castellón de la Plana there's a labyrinth.
These devices were quite common and you may have seen the huge one inside Chartres Cathedral. The labyrinths were in place to provide a tortuous route for pilgrims to follow on hands and knees before or on entering the religious building. Children are supposed to have played on them whilst worshippers worshipped - something obviously frowned on by those in religious authority.
The labyrinth at Castellón de la Plana is very similar to the one at Chartres in style and shape:
......and it, as you can see, also has a child enjoying the challenge.
The boy noticed me watching him weave to and fro until he reached the centre:
......where he posed for his picture.
He generated a huge smile on both of us.
Some things that caught my eye in Spain over the past couple of days.
On the beach by Mar Menor I found thousands of almost spherical fibrous balls:
Each could easily be broken open to display fibres through to the core:
I've absolutely no idea what these things are. Has the sea gathered fibres from, say, a sea plant and rolled them together on the beach? Any help with this would be very much appreciated!
Much further along the sand spit there was, in my eyes, a haunting beauty in death:
Exotic life also emerges on this very beach at certain times of the year:
This little chap made the most of the overnight rain by one of my wildcamps:
And a display of beauty high above the 'Beach of the Dead':
An artist capturing a wildcamp on the beach at Aguadulce:
Dates basking in the late afternoon sun:
And a stunning display of heavenly colour:
All theses things have given me pleasure and a smile.
Talking to g/daughter about where different things come from we were talking about eggs coming from hens, and I just happened to asked did she know where bacon came from and she said course Nana Tesco’s!!...haha 😂