oil canvas ’11
Spain Bierzo Mountains
I like this little house which seems to dance with the whimsical clouds on the prairie. On the pilgrim route of Camino de Santiago de Compostela (the Way of St James).
It was our first long day hike in the mountains of Bierzo on the pilgrim route of Camino de Santiago de Compostela (the Way of St James), walking 19 kilometres from the abandoned village of Foncebadon to the pretty village of Molinaseca. There were many historical landmarks, interesting tidbits, and picturesque moments on the way but this little brick house along the path stayed in my memory long beyond..
There was a quaint little sign leading to it but it seems deserted.. or not .. I do not know and did not venture to find out. Content was I to admire it from the distance, with its little bobbing chimney, and golden glow in the sun. I loved the way the whole structure seemed to dance with the whimsical clouds on the prairie and this is what I seek to capture - the carefree spirit of the moment on this memorable trek.