July 20: Santiago de Compostela to Madrid

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A last visit to the Cathedral
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Every nook and cranny has something interesting.  Here St. James’s cross is painted on a cockle shell worked into an angle at a corner of the cathedral.
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Round arches within arches within arches
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Side altars also richly decorated
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This photo better shows the colors in this corner of the cathedral, and the other cockle shells decorating the walls.
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The round windows set into the arches, and the opening at the very top, all letting light flow down into the cathedral.
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Angel musicians accompany music in the cathedral
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St. James, all shining gold, and standing over a cockle shell.
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I can’t resist doorways, even simple ones.
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And especially not more elaborate ones.