The Creation Tapestry

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Gerona, Spain

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Needs time to digest Aug 31, 2010
I hardly knew anything about Gerona (to give it its Catalan name) until I found a cheap flight going there. I looked it up and liked what I saw. It is a wonderful city with some splendid Romanesque churches and some old houses edging picturesquely onto the river. Then at he top of the town, above the old Jewish area, is the Cathedral.

I am addicted to church architecture and you owuld expect me to remember the cathedral principally for having the widest nave anywhere - but no! I am certainly NOT an addict to tapestry but that is my principal memory here - The Creation Tapestry.

I can say without any reservation that this is the best tapestry I have seen. It was woven in the 12th or 13th century, depending on what you read. it records creation myths and has images of the months of the year with related activities. It's pointless to gibber on about a work of art without pictures and photography was not allowed but do please have a look at the website I have given.

There is even a seat so that you can sit for a while and study it.
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