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Green Man in SPAAAAACE


From the New Cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. The New Cathedral was built between the 16th and 18th Centuries. The Old Cathedral is late 12th C. So, old.

The astronaut was added, along with some other figures, in a renovation in the 1990s. I was going to slam the artist for the clumsiness of the carving but, after an images search, this appears to be its unfinished state. It gets better. And then, at one point, looks damaged and old. I dunno what that’s about.

I like his “demon eating an icecream cone” better. They call it a faun, but it has prehensile clawed back legs, so nuh-uh.

All of which puts me in mind of Darth Vader at the National Cathedral in Washington.

I am getting steadily better, thanks. Went in to work for a few minutes today and managed not to bump into anyone (but sent out lots of emails from the work account so everyone knew I’d been in.
They don’t call me ‘weasel’ for my excess facial hair).

Looking forward to a weekend of glorious loafing. Hope you are too!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 23, 2016, 9:53 pm

It is very good to know you’re feeling better, friend Stoatie. And for first-rate loafing, I recommend ciabatta.

Comment from dissent
Time: September 23, 2016, 10:07 pm

Glorious Loafing would make a great band name.

Heh. And I thought all the good band names were gone.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: September 23, 2016, 11:36 pm

I have a neighbor who believes all the ancient alien stuff on the History channel. It’s gets really annoying hearing about the Anunaki constantly.
He was all excited about some astronaut on a Spanish cathedral from the 16th century as PROOF THAT ALIENS VISITED THE EARTH CENTURIES AGO. I sorta tuned it out.

Now I see I shouldn’t have.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 25, 2016, 4:15 pm

Of course everyone knows Animals were in space before humans

Comment from Ново-Зеландия
Time: October 3, 2016, 4:51 am

All it needed was Kurt Russell and the Christmas Critters …

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