The city of Cartagena is steeped in history and we found the best way to soak it up was to walk the streets. Well, at least within the walled part.
Spanish architecture abounds and it is patently obvious that a considerable amount of money has been spent to renovate many of the buildings and when we were there a lot more projects were underway.
There are also a lot of street statues :
Pope John Paul 11. Behind the Cathedral Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
A series of statues around Plaza de San Pedro Claver.
Oh, that’s me !
The Reclining Fat Woman in Plaza Santa Domingo.
I know it’s in bad taste but it just had to be done !
And then the ramparts of Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.
With all this walking -and it was hot- there was only one thing to do.Find a Street cafe !
And after a few of those it was time to make some new friends.
Easy. And he was shorter than me.
Look out for the next edition in which there’ll be a bit of torture and some culinary delights.
The headline for today’s edition is based on track ten of the Foo Fighters’ Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace which reached number three on the US Billboard 200 chart and number one on the UK Albums Chart.