Well I didn’t win the lottery before we came but, if I had, I was going to 1) upgrade my camera equipment, and 2) upgrade to first class on the flight. I probably had a few other ideas but I forget. In any case I hope you will forgive me the quality of some of the pictures posted at the bottom of the page (Not that photos can come close to being there. If you don’t believe me just google the Cathedral and see if the professionals have done much better). Cathedrals are solemn places and lit accordingly. I wanted more people pictures but the low light and long shutter speeds left me with a bunch of blurry people. Students are very bad about moving around too much except when they are falling asleep during class. Hopefully the pictures will give you an idea of our visit to the Cathedral. Our guide was Professor David Calvo from the University here who is teaching one of our classes. Everybody seems to like him a lot and I have to say that from my perspective he is a very good teacher. He knows how to keep the students focused, strike just the right balance between a lot of interesting detail and too much detail, all the while speaking Spanish and asking questions in a way that everyone is able to follow him.
We were there a couple of hours at the end of the day and STILL didn’t have time to climb the tower. Doing that and flying first class will just have to remain on my bucket list. Kylie was bummed out because they wouldn’t let her go down into the catacombs. Guess she gets to start her own bucket list but, when I was last in the Cathedral in Granada, you could climb down into the most interesting “basement” I have ever seen. Hint: It’s where they bury all the Cardinals, Archbishops and the occasional Saint. We’ll do that in March!