Sunday, September 27, 2009
The Burgos cathedral in all its Gothic splendor from the west side.
View of the Burgos cathedral from the fortress on the hill above.
Slept in this morning past 8:30, guess the rest was needed. It was nice not to sleep with earplugs and a horde of people getting up at 6:30. After taking it easy, I went to the Museo Burgos, both archaeological stuff and paintings and other mostly religious art from eleventh century to modern times. After viewing all this religious art it is almost unsettling how much torture, mutilation, beheadings, and other horrible deaths seem to be the history of the church. And a good part of it was done by Christian against Christian!
As I walked out of the museum, I saw Sean the Australian. We looked through another church, the remains of the castle and another time through the cathedral. I think his friend Peter is imaginery. He was supposedly a day behind on the camino, but today he said he took a bus to Burgos yesterday but then is walking ahead today. If they were friends they would be travelling together, right? I have yet to meet Peter. Very strange!
A few hours later: Well, I did meet Sean for dinner, a menu del peregrino near the cathedral. I had trout, which was good. He is still talking about Peter. Who knows? I will be leaving for my day's walk early. He wants to go to the Correo (post office), which does not open till 10 am. I may or may not see him again. Most of the peregrinos that I got acquainted with before Burgos went on without a rest day, so from here on, I will be meeting a new group of people.
The weather is nice, but cool and definitely fall like in the mornings. The weather has been pleasant and very good for walking. I do not really want it much cooler than this, but I suppose it will be soon.